midnight sun


Definition of 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 The online festivities will start at 5 a.m. ET and will continue until 6 p.m. ET, with skiing under Sweden’s midnight sun. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, "Get Your Flower Crown Ready — Sweden's Midsummer Celebration Is Going Virtual," 18 June 2020 It’s a family-friendly event that celebrates the midnight sun — a summer phenomenon that allows Swedes to party in the sunshine all night long. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, "Get Your Flower Crown Ready — Sweden's Midsummer Celebration Is Going Virtual," 18 June 2020 His acoustic guitar and echoey vocals create a dreamy, sweet melody perfect for drinking your coffee on a Sunday morning or sitting around a campfire under the midnight sun. Chris Bieri, Anchorage Daily News, "New Alaska music: Concrete to Clouds examines social media, Blackwater records from the island and Emma Hill releases a new video.," 10 June 2020 But those nostalgic for the land of the midnight sun can still seek some solace online. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "Nostalgic for the North? Take a Virtual Dogsled Ride in Fairbanks, Alaska," 30 Apr. 2020 Arriving in the land of the midnight sun and the copious mind-altering substances, this uneasy group acclimates to the best of their abilities. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, "‘Midsommar’ review: ‘Hereditary’ director follows up with a scary vacation trip," 25 June 2019 In the summer, surfers ride under the midnight sun and in the winter, in an arena of northern lights and snowy mountains sloping into the sea. Raymond Ang, WSJ, "From Surfer Secret to Jet-Set Getaway," 1 Feb. 2020 Aside from necessitating artificial darkness to sleep, the midnight sun has a broader effect on visitors’ sense of time. Mallory Farrugia, Vogue, "Why Your Next Summer Getaway Should Be Above the Arctic Circle," 14 Nov. 2019 Venture above the Arctic Circle to explore the tiny fishing hamlets of the Lofoten islands, where the midnight sun never sets in the summer. National Geographic, "Norway Expedition: Nordic Cultures and Arctic Exploration," 10 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of midnight sun

1787, in the meaning defined above

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“Midnight sun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midnight%20sun. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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