The midnight sun is at its lowest in the sky in the middle of the night.  Which isn’t very low at all as it is still high above the horizon, hence the name, midnight sun.  You’d think that the midnight sun would be at its lowest in the sky when it is midnight.  However, because of daylight savings, the midnight sun at midnight is actually cosmically only 11pm.  That means that the true midnight sun in summer is 1am.

So generally Midsummer’s Eve is celebrated until the daylight saving midnight but this year in Alta, Northern Norway, we stayed up the extra hour to capture the true midnight phenomenon.  The midnight sun never gets old!