#TravelMantra: Places on Earth Where Sun Never Sets And Never Rise
We are talking about places in the world where the sun never sets. Imagine, the day never ends and you don’t know when to sleep, when to wake up…Here are places where the sun never sets.
Norway is known as the land of midnight sun. Due to high altitude the Norway has, there are seasonal variations in daylight because of the period of refracted sunlight is long. In this country, for about a period of 76 days from late May to late July, the sun never sets for about 20 hours.
In most parts of this country, the sun shines for straight 73 hours during summers and the this country experience no sunlight during winters. The midnight sun shines above the Arctic Circle, but here the sun briefly dips beyond the horizon and then rises again which results in blurring of the boundary between dying night and dawning day.
From early May until late August, sun sets around midnight and rises again at around 4 in the morning in Sweden. In this country, the periods of constant sunshine last for up to six months of a year.
The sun doesn’t set in Alaska from late May to late July. Fairbanks, Alaska is south of the Arctic Circle where the sun sets at around 12:30 A.M at the summer solstice. This is because Fairbanks is 51 minutes ahead of its idealized time zone.
The sun never fully sets and travels horizontally across the horizon throughout the night. Europe’s second largest island sees no dark from early May till July because sun is above the horizon all the time. During the Arctic summer, sun sets at midnight and rises at 3 in the morning.
The second largest country sees continuous sunlight for about 50 days in summer, in places like Inuvik and the Northwest territories. The country is covered in snow around the year.