White Nights


White Nights

The White Nights describes the few weeks around the summer solstice in June in areas of high latitude during which sunsets are late, sunrises are early and darkness is never complete. The White Nights are a time of celebration in areas such as Saint Petersburg, Russia. Owing to the high northern latitude at 60 degrees, the Sun does not set until after 10 p.m., and the twilight lasts much longer.

The White Nights Festival in Saint Petersburg is famous for spectacular fireworks and a massive show celebrating the end of school year. [cite web|url= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ3Wv0xscJQ|title= Video of 2007 White Nights Festival]

ee also

*Midnight sun
*Saint Petersburg
*Scarlet Sails

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