The Story of Seasons —
Daylight in Finland.
In Finland we have four seasons — spring, summer, fall and winter. The amount of daylight depends on the season. Daylight saving time (DST) is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months by one hour. In the evening daylight is experienced for an hour longer, while sacrificing normal sunrise times.
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The Natural Light of the
The brightest month at Cimcorp is June when the sun shines nearly 20 hours a day. In Utsjoki, Lapland, the sun does not set at all for 70 days. Curiously, in the northernmost parts the last sunset is on Nov 26 as the night continues for 50 days.
A Nightless Night
The summer solstice as it is referred to is the date with the longest period of light and the
shortest night in the northern hemisphere.
The Midnight Sun does not set below the horizon at all, day or night. This phenomenon is due to the Earth’s axis being tilted with respect to its orbit around the sun. Nightless night occurs only north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle.
Many Shades of Twilight
Twilight is the time between darkness and sunrise in the morning, and sunset in the evening when the sun is below the horizon. Twilight occurs when the Earth's upper atmosphere scatters and reflects sunlight and illuminates the lower atmosphere. Astronomers define twilight in the context of the sun's elevation with respect to the horizon.
Artificial lights and moonlight are reflected off snow, increasing the brightness by as much as 80%. Even though our daylight is short, it doesn’t reduce our passion for optimizing material flow.
Interested in finding out more about Finnish daylight? Read more at timeanddate.com and finland.fi. Photographer Mikko Lagerstedt