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First sunrise after 40 days of darkness

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:30 PM

Imagine living in darkness for 40 days a year. Now picture standing in the freezing wind, while dogs howl, waiting for the moment the sun rises - for the first time that year.

This beautiful film documents the annual sun welcoming ritual of an Inuit community in Ilulissat, northern Greenland, 120 miles north of the Arctic Circle.

http://www.telegraph...f-darkness.html

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:35 PM

I have to say I just couldn't live somewhere like that. Aside from the freezing temperatures, the isolation from the outside world, and then the darkness on top of that for a period of that time would probably send me raving mad.


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 03:46 PM

40 days out of 365? Doesn't seem like such a stretch to me.

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 10:30 PM

View PostMagic Stars, on 12 January 2014 - 09:35 PM, said:

I have to say I just couldn't live somewhere like that. Aside from the freezing temperatures, the isolation from the outside world, and then the darkness on top of that for a period of that time would probably send me raving mad.

The reason you couldn't are the reason that I could.

It's just something about how desolate it is.

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:04 PM

Well that's above the Arctic Circle, how about 30 + days of rain,storm force winds,and no sun in Lat 50 nth. 2 West.

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