Land of the midnight sun… well kind of

2327 UTC on the 20 June 2020
Looking north over Ben Wyvis from Strathpeffer

At this time of the year in Northern Scotland it never truly goes dark. I took this picture well after midnight and the sunset colours were still very much in evidence across the northern horizon. I did hear that it’s possible to play a round of golf on the Shetlands if the weathers fit at midnight on the solstice and I can well believe it. I notice that the sunset on the 21st is a minute later than it was yesterday here, and that astronomical twilight never starts for the poor astronomers here.

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