World’s Northernmost Town Gets Nightlights
Velcroman1 writes “On October 26, 2,000 Norwegians watched the sun set. The next time they’ll see it rise? Sometime in February. Extended nighttime is an annual occurrence for the residents of Longyearbyen, Norway — Earth’s northernmost town. Located at 78 degrees north latitude in the Arctic circle, Longyearbyen experiences a phenomenon called Polar Night, in which the town remains in perpetual darkness for four months each winter. To lighten up the seemingly endless night, Philips has started an experiment called ‘Wake Up the Town.’ And anyone who’s complained about the brief daylight hours in winter will want to know how it works.”
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