Countdown to Polar Nights: 11 days

The polar night season is upon us.  In eleven days the sun will stop making an appearance until January 22.  The days are getting shorter and this is what the skies looked like at 1:45 pm today.

polar nights, north cape

About ekhaugli

I'm Erica from America living at the top of the world - North Cape, Norway. I'm an artist at Once Upon a Dream Studio, nestled in the picturesque fishing town, Honningsvåg. In 2014 I started and environmental art project, One Step at a Time, concentrating on removing trash from or arctic shoreline.
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19 Responses to Countdown to Polar Nights: 11 days

  1. Karolyn Cooper says:

    This is why I love blogs. Instant insight into life around the world. At 1.45pm today here in India it was a sunny afternoon. Bright blue skies and a few fluffy clouds. Birds and butterflies flying around the garden.

    • ekhaugli says:

      I agree, Karolyn. It’s nice to have an glimpses from around the world. And when I’m needing a fix of sunshine, I it’s just a click away 🙂 Sounds like a beautiful day in India!

  2. drawandshoot says:

    That’s an amazing sky, Erica!
    Stay warm. I look forward to more of your photographs with that magical northern light.

  3. So is it like twilight all day? or darker?

  4. Pat says:

    This is beautiful – although it would be terribly hard to live in two months of darkness and this beautiful sky foretells the darkness.

    • ekhaugli says:

      The two months go by quite quickly, but we are tired. We use a sun lamp at the breakfast and dinner table to get some UV light 🙂 But the color displays are beautiful during this season and the beautiful deep blue that fills the skies on the darkest days is magical.

    • ekhaugli says:

      This time of year in the North Cape we have amazing color displays, especially after the polar night season begins and the sun casts its light from below the horizon.

  5. allesistgut says:

    What a beautiful sky!!! Ha en kjempefin ukestart! 😀

  6. seekraz says:

    I can’t imagine living in a place where the sun “disappears” as it does…how strange…and what a beautiful display it has arranged for you. Wonderful photo, Erica. 🙂

  7. Such rich colours…. and intriguing comments. Almost sounds like a time to hibernate; sleep a lot?

    • ekhaugli says:

      We can be very tired, kind of like Extreme jetlag… but getting out for walks during the daytime helps, along With vitamin D, the sun lamp and all the cozy activities that are planned during December.

  8. mariayarri says:

    Vilken vacker bild, den kommer jag att titta på mer än en gång! // Maria 🙂

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