Polar night ends in Utsjoki, Finland

Nuorgam, northern Finland, in January 2023. (Sebastian Bergholm / Yle)

The long winter nights are getting a little shorter in Finland.

The polar night ends on Wednesday in Finland, after two months since 25 November when the sun did not appear on the horizon at all.

“Morning” is expected around midday in Utsjoki, which is the northernmost municipality in the European Union.

The timing of the polar night varies from year to year, with a kind of twilight replacing the actual daytime.

Related stories from around the North:

Finland: 21 minutes of sunshine: Polar night ends in Finland’s far north, Yle News

Russia: Walking around Murmansk under the midnight sun, Cryopolitics Blog

United States: Snapshots from up and down the Arctic in 2018, Cryopolitics Blog

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