The sun does not go down at midnight

Many people know that during the summer months the sun in the high Arctic does not shrink at all. But know one thing and to see it happen is quite another.

The timelapse was created by Victor Kashkin at the Polish polar station on a Norwegian island archipelago of Svalbard. The station is located in the far North, as far as the village of Gries Fjord on the southern coast of Ellesmere island is the northernmost inhabited civilian settlement in Canada.

Video length is two minutes. This is enough to fall under hypnosis a sunset, which, however, never descends below the horizon.
Why the sun does not leave Svalbard in the summer? The phenomenon is associated with the tilt of the earth’s axis explains the photographer.

Region near the equator is constantly and equally close to the sun, and the polar regions — no. The earth revolves around the Sun, and the inclination of the axis of the North pole in the summer looking at the sun (while remaining constantly lit with sunlight) and turns away from it in winter (sinking into darkness). The North pole is constantly bathed in sunlight in the summer (Yes, even at midnight) and receives no sunshine in the winter.

Pictures from which is composed the timelapse was made in late April 2015, a little later, the spring equinox but before the summer solstice, the longest day of the year.

Kashkin — photographer with good equipment and a great platform for filming. View, timelaps total solar Eclipse of his authorship, removed in 2015.

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