Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Midnight Sun--Pictures Near the Arctic

With seminary starting yesterday I am too bogged to blog :-( But I did want to share these very cool (in my opinion) pictures of the sun I took on our recent cruise to Scandinavia. I was fascinated by the sun and stayed up late many nights to take the pictures. I never did get a picture between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. though (I did have to sleep sometime) so I am not sure what it looked like then. I do know that by 4 it was already light.
These pictures were not taken on the same day, however, I did put them in order of the time of night I took them. All pictures were taken from our boat.
11:00 p.m.

12:00 a.m.
I loved this picture!! I have never before been able to see solar activity with my naked eye.
12:15 a.m.
I thought this pictures was amazing. The stripes in front of the sun are thin layers of clouds.

1:00 a.m.

2:00 a.m.
I thought it was so fun to be outside at two in the morning and see light still in the sky.

And here is a quote for the day . . .

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” C.S. Lewis


MissKris said...

I love that quote.
Cool pictures :)

Lisa said...

Love a good quote- What pretty pictures with the wide open ocean and gorgeous sky. Good luck with a new year of seminary!

KC Mom said...

Wow...just gorgeous! I hope seminary is going well!

Misha said...

I love those pictures!! I have always wanted to see the sun at midnight and the northern lights. I am jealous you got to go to Scandinavia.

I hope seminary is going well for you.

justmeagain said...

Wow!! I loved seeing what the sky looks like so far north! Thanks for sharing the photos. What a great trip for you and your family.

Emma T said...

We start school next Monday and I am not looking forward to going back to homework, late nights and early mornings. Good luck with seminary this year.

And I love the pictures!

Marilyn said...

Such gorgeous pictures! I am thinking of my son now who will be seeing the "midnight sun" maybe in the next two years. (although I don't think those hours are missionary rules!) I love the contrast between the 1 am and the 2am-it's almost like a sunset and dawn with the differences in the colors.