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    Countries where the sun never sets. What a surprise!

    When you hear about the land where the sun never sets, you are naturally surprised. But actually, there are such countries.

    For six months of the year in the European country of Sweden, the day lasts until midnight. From early May to late August, the sun sets at midnight and rises again at 4 am.

    For 73 consecutive days, there is only daylight in Finland during the summer. Also, we don't even get to see the sun in winter. So people in Finland sleep longer in winter and sleep less in summer because the sun doesn't set.

    Do you know any other countries in the world where the sun never sets?
  • #766800
    That's an interesting phenomenon! In Norway, which is also known as the Land of the Midnight Sun, the sun never sets for more than 70 days at a stretch. From May to July you will find the sun shining there. The same thing is experienced in Iceland too where the sun doesn't go down completely during June-July. In Utqiagvik, a city in Alaska the sun is up for 24 hours from May to July. Here, the sun doesn't rise for two months from November and the inhabitants experience the chilly winter in complete darkness.

    "Life is easier when you enjoy what you do"

  • #766807
    Good information from the author.
    Nunavut in the Northwest Territories of Canada will have 24X7 sunlight for around two months. In this place during winter for around 30 consecutive days it will be totally dark.
    How the people there will manage 30 days without sunlight is very interesting and probably power usage will be at its peak during this time. Sleeping during day time is not a problem but working in darkness is a big problem, I feel.

    always confident

  • #766819
    The earth is facing the Sun and revolving around it as well as rotating around its own axis. Earth is also inclined by about 23 degrees. All this creates different weathers in Northern and Southern hemisphere of the Earth at the same time. This geometry also makes the places situated near poles having Sun available for very long time during summer and less time during winters. This is basically a geographical phenomenon.
    So, all those countries in the world which are close to poles have this thing being observed by the people who reside there or visit there.

    Knowledge is power.

  • #766824
    I am sure the same thing must be prevalent in some places of Antartica in the Southern Hemisphere also. Only that no one lives there other than scientists and explorers of different countries, including India, we don't get to know about this fact there. Anyway, it is a wonder how people manage to live in such places where there is hardly any sunlight for a good time of the year. Living in Hyderabad, a place with a moderate weather, we start yearning for the Sun, whenever it rains here for few days and the Sun gets hidden behind the clouds. Even in Hyderabad's mild winter, I am enjoying the warmth of the Sun, while writing this post standing outside in the open. So hats off to people in countries like Norway and the others, where one has to manage without the Sun for months together in extreme cold. No wonder there is a huge demand for Russian gas and petroleum in Europe and the sanctions are equally hurting the Europeans as well as Russians. But then that's a different topic altogether.
    Patience and perseverance pays

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