In regions above the arctic circle, and below the antarctic circle, you can enjoy 24hrs of the sun for a period of two months during summer. This phenomenon is referred to as "the midnight sun", and occurs due to the axial tilt of the earth of 23 degrees to the sun.
In this 24 hour recording I have filmed the sun over 24 hours, to visualize and document the midnight sun in my hometown Tromsø, Norway.
Keep in mind that when there is summer in the northern hemisphere, there is winter in the southern hemisphere :) - And the other way around ;)
The opposite of the midnight sun is the polar night, where you have the longest and darkest 24hours of the year.
When areas in the southern hemisphere, below the antarctic circle is enjoying the midnight sun, we have polar night up here in the arctic.
The recordings where done on July 22nd 2016, the last "day" with "midnight sun" in my area of Tromsø. The sun was only 0.2 degrees above the horizon at midnight.
Ideally the recording could have been done earlier in summer when the sun was higher above the horizon, to better document the phenomenon.
But, the light and colors are more beautiful towards the end of the midnight sun period.
Shot with the Sony A7R Mark II + Sony FE 16-35 f/4 ZA
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