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Polar night begins in Northern Finland

Published : 26 Nov 2023, 00:54

  DF Report
File Photo: Lapland Media Bank by Arto Komulainen.

The polar night ((endless night) ended at Nuorgam, the northernmost village in Utsjoki in Finland on Saturday afternoon.

According to Finnish weather forecasting company Foreca, the sun set at 12:05pm and will not rise for about seven weeks. The sun will rise again on January 18.

The polar night, well-known as kaamos in Finnish, is the period around the winter equinox when the sun does not rise during the daytime above the horizon at any point.