The never ending day….. (1 week of never ending Sun near the poles)
The polar summer is a time when the sun never sets, and this time lapse video puts the beauty into perspective. The sun goes down, touches the horizon and rises again…
(During summer the sun is permanently above the horizon. During winter the sun is permanently below the horizon.)
The North Pole, also known as the terrestrial North Pole, is the northern-most place on the earth. Its location is at 90 degrees North latitude and all lines of longitude converge at this point. The North Pole is situated 450 miles north of Greenland in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. There is no land at the North Pole. It is mostly covered by sea ice, though recently there has been evidence to suggest that the ice may be thinning and that there are some areas of open water. This is most likely due to the wind shifting the ice.