midnight sun


: the sun above the horizon at midnight in the arctic or antarctic summer

Examples of midnight sun in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Alaska, the city of Seward got a head start with a fireworks display at midnight, as thousands of people gathered on a rocky beach to watch during the brief window where the sky dims in the land of the midnight sun. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, arkansasonline.com, 5 July 2024 In Fairbanks, Alaska, people watch a baseball game under the midnight sun. Chad Murphy, The Enquirer, 19 June 2024 In the Northern Hemisphere, people celebrate the summer solstice for its extended periods of daylight, cultural significance and, in latitudes above the Arctic Circle, the phenomenon of the midnight sun, where the sun remains visible throughout the night. Tiffany Acosta, The Arizona Republic, 15 June 2024 This Alaskan city gets 22 hours of daylight during the summer solstice in June, giving visitors a unique experience to enjoy the midnight sun and get lost in this one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Nina Kahn, Travel + Leisure, 21 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for midnight sun 

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Word History

First Known Use

1787, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of midnight sun was in 1787

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“Midnight sun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midnight%20sun. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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