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Today is the shortest day of the year – 19 minutes? The polar night in Murmansk is in full swing!

The polar night began in Murmansk on December 2 and will last until January 10. Today is the shortest day of the year. At the latitude of Murmansk, its duration will be only 19 minutes.

What is Polar night?

Polar night – the period between December and January, when the sun does not shine at all and the whole day consists of twilight. The Murmansk region is almost entirely to the north of the Arctic Circle, so this phenomenon is observed on its territory. At the latitude of Murmansk, the Polar Night lasts from December 2 to January 11.
Nevertheless, the day from 10 am to 3 pm is relatively light.
In addition, white snow reflects light, making the day a little lighter. This is a time of amazing glowing blue-red sunsets! Every day at two o’clock for 15 minutes comes the so-called “blue moment” when the sky and the snow appear blue. This you can see only in the north!

Published on: December 21, 2019  -  Filed under: News

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