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Midsummer up north

23 Jun 2012, 09:13 UTC
Midsummer up north
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Alex writes: During midwinter in the southern hemisphere we try to remember the sunlight and wonder about midsummer. I was sent this text which shows how varied different places on planet Earth can be... At the Andøya Rocket Range in northern … Continue reading →

Credits: Kolbjørn Blix Dahle
Alex writes: During midwinter in the southern hemisphere we try to remember the sunlight and wonder about midsummer. I was sent this text which shows how varied different places on planet Earth can be...
At the Andøya Rocket Range in northern Norway the Sun has been up since mid-May and will not dip below the horizon until July 25.
It is easier to get up in the morning and more difficult to go to bed at night when the Sun hovers over the ocean. It is as if the Sun itself is urging us to stay up.
Just a little bit longer, it pleads… you can sleep in the winter.
Credits: Andøya Rocket Range
The first sounding rocket launched from Andøya Rocket Range was in the summer of 1962. With that launch Norway joined the space age.
2012 is the 50th anniversary of Norway as a space-faring nation. The jubilee will ...

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