1 EAGLETON NOTES: Long Days and Light Nights

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Thursday, 17 June 2010

Long Days and Light Nights

A little while ago Katherine commented on my posting From Stornoway to Ullapool in relation to the fact that nights didn’t get truly dark on Lewis in the middle of the night at this time of year.  I’ve been waiting for the right moment (and the time given all the visitors I’m having).  Tonight seems to be that moment.

It’s a half cloudy and half clear night as the following panorama to the North shows:

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The sky really is as light as that and this is the time the photo was taken:

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8 comments:

  1. Good panorama view of the summer night... I had to take out my Atlas to check; actually we live around the same degree of latitude (~58ºN). From your open landscape one might believe Lewis to be even further north. The Arctic Circle is between 66-67°N. I've been beyond it once, one summer back in my early youth, to Kiruna, close to 68°N.

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  2. I wonder if the light sky would keep me awake at night? I hope by now I'm too old to loose the title of "World's best sleeper" that my father bestowed on me.

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  3. I'm not sure what the furthest North I've been is but not North of the Arctic Circle, I'm sure of that.

    Pauline. My Dad always said that good sleepers slept the sleep of the just. So that must tell you something!

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  4. Oh my goodness...that is late for a light sky, a gorgeous sky though. Our night's have been very bright, later than usual too...but not like yours.

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  5. What an incredible sky. You get the best of 2 different summers each year - super light on Lewis and hot days in Hawkes Bay.

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  6. What a neat post! For someone much closer to the equator, this would be both fascinating and disorienting for me.

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  7. Beautiful first shot GB. It's about that light here at 4 a.m. during the summer.

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  8. Well! I read about it, but it still has impact. Seemed to especially be 'real' to see your watch at midnight. I was listening to a farmer on the Orkneys this morning on 'Country Life' talking 'aboot' his ' beef coos' getting lots of grass in the summer because there's lots of daylight hours. I'd never thought of that before. And of course that's the advantage if you are a Godwit in the Alaskan summer. Thank you GB. Great post.

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