When do the white nights start?

Alevtina Rigonen
Alevtina Rigonen
January 18, 2013
When do the white nights start?

White nights are a special phenomenon of nature, observation of which is available only to residents of the northern regions. And, of course, anyone can come there, and see everything with their own eyes, the main thing is to know exactly when the white nights begin.

What are the white nights

This fusion of evening twilight with the morning. During the period of white nights, complete darkness does not occur, and in some cities at this time at night they do not even include street lighting. Until recently, this was the case in St. Petersburg.

The presence and length of the period of white nights depends on the latitude where a particular city or region is located. It is considered to be that this phenomenon is typical for regions located at a latitude of at least 60033’.

For St. Petersburg, the white nights are the hallmark. Many tourists tend to visit the northern capital during this period, so at this time in the city many events, festivals and festivals are held, which further contributes to the influx of tourists.And, of course, the bridges in the period of white nights fascinates with its beauty.

When do the white nights begin

  • St. Petersburg. It is believed that in this city white nights begin on June 11 and end on July 2. But even on the longest day of the year, on the day of the summer solstice (June 21), the sun still sets behind the horizon, but only by 70. Twilight comes at this time and they last several hours.
  • Petrozavodsk. In this city, the white nights are more pronounced than in the northern capital, and even longer in duration. The period of white nights in Petrozavodsk is considered the time period from May 27 to July 17.
  • Arkhangelsk is located north of the cities listed above, so there the white nights begin on May 13 and end on July 30.
  • Murmansk, Norilsk, Vorkuta, Naryan-Mar. In these cities, in addition to the white nights, the polar day and the polar night are observed. Accordingly, white nights last 2 - 3 weeks before the onset of the polar day and exactly the same after it ends.

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