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Midnight Sun E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 October 2011 07:59


The midnight sun is a natural phenomenon occurring in summer months at latitudes north and nearby to the south of the Arctic Circle, and south and nearby to the north of the Antarctic Circle where the sun remains visible at the local midnight. Given good weather, the sun is visible for a continuous 24 hours. The opposite phenomenon, polar night, occurs in winter when the sun stays below the horizon throughout the day.

At the poles themselves, the sun only rises once and sets once each year. During the six months when the sun is above the horizon at the poles, the sun spends the days constantly moving around the horizon, reaching its highest circuit of the sky at the summer solstice.

Midnight sun is over the northern horizon in Tromsø from May 18 until July 26, but mountains north from the city block the view so the period is shorter few days, which means that one can see the sun 24 hours a day from approximately May 21 to July 21. Due to Tromsø position near the top of the globe, twilight is much longer and can last for hours in period before and after polar nights. There is always anough time to take a good shot of sunset or sunrise.Meaning also there is no true darkness between late April and mid-August. During this time city is a host for many cultural events and tens of thousands of tourists. You can imagine so called "night life" with sun shining all the night...

Panoramas featuring Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun seen from Fjellheisen (Cable Car) 360 degree panorama Tromsø
Fjellheisen - is a Tromsø cable car, it takes you up for about 420m m.o.h. in just few minutes from easily accesible from city center by bus 26 (stop Fjellheisen), in summer you can buy combined ticket for bus and cable car at bus driver. Lower station located at 50 m.o.h. From the upper deck (Fjellstua) you can enjoy the great panoramic view of Tromsøya island, with mountains on Kvaløya in the background. For tourists/hikers looking for even more interesting view there is easy to get and not very steep path going thru Storsteinen 487 m.o.h., Fløya 671 m.o.h. to Bønntuva 776 m.o.h. Midnight sun seen from Fjellheisen (Cable Car)


Tromsø Marina during midnight sun period, june 2008

Tromsø Marina - panorama taken at 11PM. Midnight sun is over the northern horizon from May 18 until July 26, but mountains north from the city block the view so the period is shorter few days, which means that one can see the sun 24 hours a day from approximately May 21 to July 21. Due to Tromsø position near the top of the globe, twilight is longer, meaning there is no true darkness between late April and mid-August. During this time city is a host for many cultural events and tens of thousands of tourists. You can imagine so called "night life" with sun shining all the night...


Tromsø Marina during midnight sun period, june 2008


Arctic Cathedral(Ishavskatedralen) during midnight sun period - 360 panorama Arctic Cathedral - The Tromsdalen Church (Tromsdalen Kirke), commonly known as The Arctic Cathedral (Ishavskatedralen - "The Cathedral of the Arctic Sea"), is a church built in 1965. It is a parish church and not, strictly speaking, a cathedral. Due to its shape like ice hill it got its famous nickname. With Tromsø Bridge and Tromsdalstinden it became a most recognizable landmark of Tromsø. With its sharp form it create very interesting composition with mountains in the background. The church was drawn by Jan Inge Hovig, and its build mainly of concrete. Because its distinct look and situation, it was often called "the opera house of Norway" (allusion to famous Sydney Opera House). Tromsø have another church of interest, the Tromsø Cathedral (Domkirke), which is probably the only wooden cathedral in Norway. Arctic Cathedral (Ishavskatedralen) during midnight sun period June 2008


Maritime School during Midnight Sun period- 360 degree panorama Tromsø Tromsø Maritime School - panormama taken about 2AM, June 2008. Maritime School official web page Maritime School during Midnight Sun period


Quay 11 during Midnight Sun period- 360 degree panorama Tromsø Quay 11 - in city center during Midnight Sun period. panormama taken about 2AM, June 2008. Quay 11 during midnight sun period


Storgata (Main Street) during midnight sun period - 360 degree panorama Tromsø Storgata - (Main Street) during Midnight Sun period. Panormama taken about 2:30AM, June 2008. Storgata (Main Street) during midnight sun period


Tromsø Harbour during midnight sun period - 360 degree panorama Tromsø Tromsø Harbour - during midnight sun period. Panormama taken about 3:30AM, June 2008. Tromsø Harbour during midnight sun period


Vessel M/S Polstjerna during midnight sun period - 360 degree panorama Tromsø Vessel M/S Polstjerna - during midnight sun period. Panormama taken about 4AM, June 2008. Vessel M/S Polstjerna during midnight sun period


Polar Bear statue during midnight sun period - 360 degree panorama Tromsø Polar Bear - statue during midnight sun period. Panormama taken about 4AM, June 2008. Polar Bear statue during midnight sun period


Polaria during midnight sun period - 360 degree panorama Tromsø Polaria - during midnight sun period. Panormama taken about 4AM, june 2008. Polaria during midnight sun period


Tromsø Gallery of Contemporary Art during midnight sun period - 360 degree panorama Tromsø Gallery of Contemporary Art - during midnight sun period. Panormama taken about 4AM, june 2008. Tromsø Gallery of Contemporary Art during midnight sun period


Sculpture on Storgata in Tromso during midnight sun period - 360 degree panorama Sculpture on Storgata - during midnight sun period. Panormama taken about 4AM, june 2008. Sculpture on Storgata during midnight sun period


Mack Brewery during mifnight sun period - 360 degree panorama Mack Brewery - during midnight sun period. Panormama taken about 4AM, june 2008. Mack Brewery during midnight sun period


Roald Amundsen statue during midnight sun period - 360 degree panorama Roald Amundsen - during midnight sun period. Panormama taken about 4:30AM, june 2008. Roald Amundsen statue during midnight sun period


Stortorget during midnight sun period - 360 degree panorama Stortorget - during midnight sun period. Panormama taken about 4:30AM, june 2008. Stortorget during midnight sun period


Top of Tromsdalstinden 1236m May 2009 Top of Tromsdalstinden under midnight sun, 19 May 2009, 2AM. Top of Tromsdalstinden under midnight sun, May 2009


On the way to Tromsdalstinden under midnight sun, view 1, May 2009 On the way to Tromsdalstinden under midnight sun, view #1, 18 May 2009, 11PM. On the way to Tromsdalstinden under midnight sun, view #1, May 2009


On the way to Tromsdalstinden under midnight sun, view 1, May 2009 On the way to Tromsdalstinden under midnight sun, view #2, 18 May 2009, 1AM. On the way to Tromsdalstinden under midnight sun, view #2, May 2009


Fløya under midnight sun, 7 june 2009 Fløya under midnight sun, 7 june 2009 1AM. Fløya under midnight sun, 7 june 2009


Midnight Sun over Tromso seen from Ramnberget Midnight Sun over Tromso seen from Ramnberget, midnight july 2010.Midnight Sun over Tromso seen from Ramnberget


Midnight Sun Marathon Tromso - 360 degree panorama Midnight Sun Marathon 2009 will be held 20 June.

Every year runners from over 30 different countries meet in Tromsø to run in the arctic and under the midnight sun. Midnight Sun Marathon is held at night, but still its bright like during day. Event take place at 70°N and is the world`s northernmost AIMS certified marathon. The pure feeling of the midnight sun in astounding surroundings is part of the reason why great number of runners from all around world come to participate every year. There are 5 different competitions: the marathon, halfmarathon, a 10km race, a 4,2km show-race and a children`s race. Panorama taken about 9PM 21 june 2008. Midnight Sun Marathon 21 June 2008


Midnight Sun Marathon Tromso - 360 degree panorama Midnight Sun Marathon 2009 will be held 20 June.

Second View. Panorama taken about 10PM 21 june 2008. Midnight Sun Marathon 21 June 2008 View 2


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Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 November 2011 05:35