Norway's delight

Jan Ivarsson janivars at BAHNHOF.SE
Wed Aug 16 19:32:20 UTC 2000


The expression "Midnight Sun" is much older in Scandinavia - e.g.  the title of a book: "Midnats Solens r├Ątta och synlige Rum uti Norrlanden" by J. BILBERG, 1695.
I suspect that one can find a Latin origin for the term, as the fact that the sun stayed up all night in northern Scandinavia seems to have been known already in antiquity.

Jan Ivarsson, Simrishamn, Sweden
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