Midnight Sun in Norway

By: Babak A. Tafreshi


Region: Europe

Site: Vesteralen - Norway

Spot: Sortland

Date: 2012 June 6

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The exotic motion of the midnight sun along the northern horizon is photographed above the Norwegian Sea in this photo sequence from northern Norway. At the imaging latitude of 69 degrees north the sun doesn't set in June and July. The never-ending days of the season is highlighted by midnight sun which glides close to the northern horizon, almost parallel to the horizon, a scene quite unusual for any visitor to the polar latitudes. If you look carefully on the sun's images the beginning of 6 June 2012 transit of Venus is also recorded. Venus appears as a black tiny dot on the upper left of the solar disc. See a closer view of Transit of Venus on the midnight sun. The transit is a rare celestial phenomenon happens only twice in each century and the 2012 transit was the last of our time. The next transit arrives in the year 2117. Click on the star-pattern icon above the image to see a behind the scene shot of the photographer at this location. Babak Tafreshi,

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