Midnight sunset by arctic circle

  • Have you ever thought about the bright arctic nights and the sun shining at midnight?
Nov 1 2016

Have you ever thought about the bright arctic nights and the sun shining at midnight? Is it even true that the sun is up and shining at midnight somewhere on the planet?  Can you imagine walking around in your city, town or the countryside near your home late at night, or even around and after midnight, and the night is bright, and the sun is shining?  Our photo was taken a few minutes after midnight near the arctic circle on June 20th this year.  To be more exact it is taken north of the beautiful canyon Jökulsárgljúfur and near the natural wonder Ásbyrgi in Iceland. For those who love sunsets and love photographing the sunset a trip to this place while in Iceland is a once in a year opportunity.  If the sky is clear and the wind is calm on a sunny night, you will find yourself in a rare moment. You are surrounded by the silence of the evening and the intense orange color of the sunset against the blue sky. You wait for the sun to dive into the horizon but slowly realize that it has started its climb as time continues.  Somewhere in the distance, you might hear a lamb or a bird breaking the silence. And you can't avoid the thought that there might be another dimension in this place, a dimension of peace.