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Skywatch Friday, June 2018… Summer solstice


A week ago, on June 22, there was the summer solstice in Northern Sweden. If you have a clear wiev of the horizon you can then see the midnight sun, which means that the sun doesn’t set, just dwells on the horizon. From my balcony I can only see the sun set behind the trees in the wood. This day/night was cloudy, but nevertheless I could see the colours of the setting sun just past midnight.

Two hours later my livingroom was all red. I don’t know if I should call this the sunset or the sunrise, but it was magical. One hour later the red colour had faded and the sky was grey.


För en dryg vecka sedan, den 22 juni, inföll sommarsolståndet. Tyvärr var det mulet och regnigt, men vid midnatt bröt de starka färgerna från solnedgången igenom som på första bilden. Ett par timmar senare färgades hela mitt vardagsrum rött och jag gick ut på balkongen och tog den andra bilden. Helt magiskt. Efter bara en timme hade den röda färgen bleknat och himlen var grå igen.

Skywatch Friday

Have a nice weekend<3

10 kommentarer

  1. Kay L. Davies

    Wonderful, Marja…I’m so happy you have shared your night sky with us. I can’t imagine having the sky turn the world red like this. Thank you for sharing it with you.
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    • Marja Granqvist (inläggsförfattare)

      Thank you, Kay! I’ve experienced once before that my living room turned red and that was on a clear night so the red colour was even more intense. 🙂

    • Marja Granqvist (inläggsförfattare)

      Thank you, Peter! The summer nights are so magical up here… it’s daylight and the sky is very beautiful. I go to sleep at 3 or 4 a.m. and mostly sit on my balcony or at my kitchen table enjoying the world. June is the best month, but after summer solstice it gets darker very quickly.

    • Marja Granqvist (inläggsförfattare)

      Tack Ditte! Det finns vissa fördelar med att vara en nattuggla!

  2. Judy

    Such beautiful photos Marja! When the sun is not set the colors are so pretty. Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂 Hugs! Judy

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