Tuesday January 4th
Kaamos is the Finnish word for polar night, the night (darktime) lasting more than 24 hours inside the polar circles. For the inhabitants of the most northerly village in Finland, Njuorggán (Nuorgam) this means two months of darkness (from the end of November until the end of January). Conversely, when it’s kaamos time at the south pole, the Finnish polar circle is then the land of the midnight sun.
The challenge set by my patch for tomorrow was
sunrise sunset Look up today and make a photo of what’s going on in the sky.
But today happened to be the first day of sunshine (in a very long time) here in southern Finland, in Turku, the European capital of culture, so I’m posting these today.
The sun carries no warmth at this time of year (it was minus 14 C when I took this) but its weak rays ministered to me nonetheless. The light is coming back and the days are getting longer again!