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8 Polar Nights in Murmansk 2016

Polar Nights in Murmansk 2016

Posted on February 1, 2016 by tim


Yesterday, the people of Murmansk celebrated “The Day of the Sun”. This is the day when the Sun finally starts appearing in their skies for brief moments. In Murmansk, they have polar nights. Polar nights (also called winter days) are when you don’t see the Sun in the skies during the day. Not even for a moment, the Sun doesn’t rise above the horizon. The days look like twilight – on the horizon there is a dim light showing a hint of the Sun somewhere there, but the Sun never rises and then a normal night comes again. But February the First is the first day that the Sun appears, so it’s a big deal for the people living there. Let’s see a few photos showing how they cope with this and how their city typically looks in winter.

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8 Responses to “Polar Nights in Murmansk 2016”

  1. Vijay says:

    Amazing pictures, excellent collection, thanks for sharing. :)

  2. za manula says:

    Tahnk you, looking these photo we can understand something more about living in the north.

  3. Tutan Camon says:

    I love Jamaica……

  4. scott says:

    your new page layout is terrible. you have a note saying if I subscribe I can see all pics on one page- wtf I have been a subscriber for 5? years I also want to see more ww2 pics

  5. Eger says:

    not all this photos from Murmansk – liar!

  6. Ozgur Ozan Cakmak says:

    Those aurora borealises are breathtakingly beautiful. Thanks!

  7. Mister Twister says:

    Like Lapland, only with soviet buildings and different language!

  8. Seb Renard says:

    I feel bad for your fingers on the camera :D Beautiful photos, i’d love to go there and have my fingers frozen in the name of art too ^^

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