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Polar night begins in northern Finland

24 Nov 2017, 23:48 ( 11 Months ago)

DF Report
Photo Lapland Media Bank by Arto Komulainen.

The polar night (endless night) has begun on Friday in Nuorgam, the northernmost village in Finland.

The sun will not rise above the horizon until January 17.

Utsijoki, the northern most municipality in the country  is also set to welcome polar nights on Saturday when the sun is expected to climb above the town’s horizon for only 15 minutes.

The next time the sun will rise again above the town’s skyline is in mid January.

According to the University of Helsinki’s Almanac Office calendar, the sun will rise above Utsijoki horizon for 15 minutes on Saturday.

Total darkness will be witnessed from Sunday onward, and during the period of darkness, village roads of the town will turn quiet.

At the same time, the sun will rise for about seven hours in Helsinki and about five hours in Oulu.

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