Video You Must See: Summer Solstice on the Arctic Ocean

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  01.15.10 | 10:29 AM ET

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

5 Comments for Video You Must See: Summer Solstice on the Arctic Ocean

Darrin 01.15.10 | 12:30 PM ET

That’s beautiful. Even otherworldly (for a temperate zone person like myself).  I think I’m getting a little insomnious just watching it.

akhen3sir 01.15.10 | 2:16 PM ET

Not wishing to quibble - it’s a lovely video - but how come “midnight” on the caption doesn’t coincide with the lowest point of the Sun above the horizon? Are you captioning for some other timezone than the video was shot in?

Eva Holland 01.15.10 | 2:20 PM ET

I’m no expert and can’t give you a scientific explanation, but my experience of the 24-hour daylight up here in the Yukon this past summer was that the sun’s lowest point doesn’t actually correspond with midnight - it’s later on in the very early morning. No idea if this is a question of latitude or our location within a larger timezone or what. So I would think the captions are accurate for the location where the video was shot.

Sonya 01.17.10 | 10:07 AM ET

Thanks so much for sharing this video!  I’m thoroughly enjoying your experiences and adventures in the Canadian Arctic. Awesome!

@Travelblggr 01.19.10 | 9:57 AM ET

Great time lapse photography.  The longest day I experienced was summer in Alaska.  It was beautiful, but I had to wear an eye mask to trick myself into going to sleep!

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