Several images of the polar night in Murmansk, the Russian northern city. Morning twilight slowly turns into the evening one. The sun does has not been showing from beyond the horizon since December 2nd. Citizens of the city will see it again only in January, 11. The polar night in Murmansk lasts 40 days and in the period from the 19th to 25th of December there are only five day light hours. These pictures were taken with intervals of two or three hours to show you what a polar night is.