midnight sun

noun

Definition of midnight sun

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

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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 Listen to Viking lore under a midnight sun that never sets in the summer. National Geographic, "Norway Expedition: Nordic Cultures and Arctic Exploration," 10 Sep. 2019 Closer to the fall, video in Milwaukee shows a cloudy night, a bright moon then suddenly, a midnight sun erasing everything. Christopher Borrelli, chicagotribune.com, "With duct tape and 72 magnets, scientists are looking for a meteor on the bottom of Lake Michigan. Will they find it?," 28 Aug. 2019 Kids are lamenting the cancellation of Independence Day fireworks — not that pyrotechnics show up all that well anyway under the midnight sun. Richard Read, latimes.com, "Baked Alaska: It’s beach time as a heat wave hits cities across the state," 5 July 2019 The boundary of the midnight sun is the Arctic Circle. Leigh Morgan, al.com, "Summer solstice 2019: Five things to know about the first day of summer," 21 June 2019 The tent/steam room gets especially hot because of the midnight sun, which really starts to heat up in what is rationally considered the early morning. Alli Harvey, Anchorage Daily News, "Going on a hike? A short glossary to get you from here to there," 19 June 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 High School Expedition," 17 June 2019 With nowhere else to go and the midnight sun about to set, Reed took the woman to spend the night in her own home. Kyle Hopkins, ProPublica, "ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network," 16 May 2019

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First Known Use of midnight sun

1787, in the meaning defined above

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