Which is the land of midnight sun?


Answer by Jai Parimi:

Land of the Midnight Sun refers to:

  • Any of the world's northern regions above the Arctic Circle, i.e. the Arctic.
  • Any of the world's southern regions below the Antarctic Circle, usually Antarctica.

What is Midnight sun?

  • 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.
  • The opposite phenomenon, polar night, occurs in winter when the sun stays below the horizon throughout the day.
  • Around the summer solstice (approximately June 21 in the north and December 22 in the south) the sun is visible for the full 24 hours, given fair weather. The number of days per year with potential midnight sun increases the farther towards either pole one goes.
  • Although approximately defined by the polar circles, in practice the midnight sun can be seen as much as 90 km outside the polar circle.

What are the countries experiencing midnight sun?

  • No countries exist in Antarctic circle.
  • In Arctic circle, Russia, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, US (in the clockwise order)

Thanks Ashok Bardhan for the A2A. 🙂

Which is the land of midnight sun?


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