Midnight Sun

Nature

Level: 1

Requirements

  • What is the “polar night”?
  • Describe the geographic areas the midnight sun may be seen in.
  • Describe why and at what time of the year the phenomenon may be seen.
  • For what period of the year is the sun visible at each of the poles?
  • Talk to at least 5 persons that have lived or currently live in an area with midnight sun and ask them how the midnight sun and polar night affect their life.
  • Find a place where you can observe the sun at its lowest position during the night and do the following:
    • Calculate the exact time for the suns lowest position (take into consideration daylight saving time if applicable).
    • Stay awake until the sun has reached its lowest position and take a landscape picture that shows the sun and some surrounding nature. Make sure not to look directly into the sun without proper protection.
    • Look around you and take note of how the nature reacts to the continuous sunlight.
    • Find information on the time period the midnight sun phenomenon is visible at your point of observation.
  • Read Genesis 1:31-2:3, Leviticus 23:32, Exodus 20:8-11 and Nehemiah 13:15-22 and discuss in a group (or in written form – at least 500 words) when the Sabbath starts according to the bible and how this can be applied in areas that experience midnight sun and polar night.


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