The first sunset after May 16th.

The sun didn´t set at all in the Northern parts of Finland between May 16th and July 29th. So for 74 days in a village of Nuorgam the sun was above the horizon at night. It is an amazing feeling to see sun shining at night, and there is not much difference between a day and night.

Our nights here in Southern Finland are already dark, the sun sets at 22.18 and rises at    4.50.

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This photo taken is about midnight at the end of June on the area we live.

The midnight sun is a natural phenomenon that occurs in the summer months in places north of the Arctic Circle or south of the Antarctic Circle, when the Sun remains visible at the local midnight.