In the north of Norway, we have an expression that describes the special light that occurs during the polar night season. “Blåtime”, directly translated “the blue hour”. Today it was breathtaking!
But it lightens the distant horizon. 9am, Tromsø, Norway.
It is official, the polar night season has arrived. The streets of Tromsø are decorated in whimsical twinkly lights. Magic is in the air.
When it snows and the wind blows….
In less than a month we will be entering the polar night season in the North Cape. Here’s what it looks like at 71˚N at 1:30 pm.
When the sun comes back on January 22, putting an end to the polar nights, it doesn’t waste anytime brightening our days. Now, just 30 days later we have 8 hours of daylight! Sunrise 7:30 am and sunset 15.30. And we are grateful it is blessing us with its presence.
No need for rose-tinted glasses here: The sun is almost approaching the horizon now, and the coastline is blanketed in rosy, peachy, dreamy hues. Magic!
The polar nights are rapidly passing. The darkest day is only 11 days away. This photo was taken during the lightest part of the day, around 11 am. We have about a half-hour of this light. what do you think? Not so bad!