Places Where Sun Never Sets or Rises
Places where sun never sets or rises: We are aware of 12 hour day and 12-hour night but there are places on Earth where the sun never sets and sun never rise. This extra-ordinary phenomenon is called the midnight sun and polar nights respectively.
Midnight sun occurs in the summer months in places like Antarctic Circle and Arctic Circle, basically on poles. During the summers, the sun is visible for 24 hours and it never shows up in winters for about 6 months. Here is a list of 6 Places on Earth where the sun never rises or sets.
In most part of Finland, the sun shines for 73 days straight in summers and winters are harsh and covered in dark with no daylight.
From late May to late July, almost a period of 76 days, the Sun never sets and there is sunlight for about 20 hours. In Svalbard, the northern most inhabited region of Europe, the sun shines without break from 19 April to 23 August.
From early May till late August the sun usually sets around midnight and is up again at 4:30 in the morning in Sweden.
In Inuvik and Northwest Territories of Canada the sun shines without break for about 50 days in summer.
Iceland, Europe’s second largest island after Great Britain, sees no dark from May10 till July. Sun is also above the horizon all the time and there is sunlight for full 24 hours.
However, in the extreme North the sun doesn’t set for months from late May to Late July. For most part of the winters it is dark and also covered with snow round the year.