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Polar night

The Polar night is the time when the Sun not occurs above the horizon more than 24 hours.

The Polar night it is not mean totally dark. During Polar night the most part of Kola Peninsula excluding the southernmost part and Kandalaksha located behind the Polar circle, experience a civil twilight. The civil twilight means — the Sun is between 0 and 6° above the horizon.

In Murmansk the Polar night continues from December 2 till January 11. During this time the night is from

15 p.m. till 10 a.m. and rest of day is the civil twilight.


January 30. The Midday.

The winter midday

Typical blue light in the civil twilight

The duration of the day at different latitudes (bythe Moscow time)


Murmansk Polar Nights