Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Ultimate Sunset Nears for Longyearbyen, Norway

Just imagine.

Monday October 26.  Two days away.  Longyearbyen, Norway, the "northernmost" town in the world.
Sunrise 11:27am
Sunset 11:54 am.

And that's all folks, for about 4 months.

True, it won't be totally 100% dark for a couple of more weeks but the sun will be gone, leaving only filtered, weak dusky light.

When the sun rises again (around March 8) it will be a town holiday. Everyone will come out to get a glimpse, school children will sing songs honoring the occasion.  What we take for granted, the daily sun, they don't get.  But on the other hand, in the summer, they get the midnight sun.

One day I will be there.

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