Polar lights season starts in Norilsk

Polar lights season starts in Norilsk

August 31, 2022

Natural phenomenon green flashes are being posted on social networks.

ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Norilsk photographer Sergey Dokukin captured the summer northern lights. Green rays painted the still bright sky of our city – the period of twilight nights continues in the Arctic.

“The aurora season opened tonight. The sky is still bright, but something is already visible. I wish darkness comes to Norilsk soon”, Sergey wrote on his page on VKontakte.

You can see a fascinating natural phenomenon in Norilsk at any time of the year. But the traditional aurora season at our latitude is the period between the autumn and spring equinoxes – from September 21 to March 21. At this time in the northern latitudes it gets dark very early, and the highest chances of catching the radiance are from 21 o’clock to midnight. According to the Aurora application, today the probability of seeing a colorful night sky over Norilsk is only five percent.

Earlier, This Is Taimyr told about the polar day start: the sun did not set below the horizon for 68 days – until July 25. Then came the period of white nights, and from August 17 twilight nights came to Norilsk. From September 15, a change of day and night will be established – 73 days, and from November 30, polar night will fall on the city.

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Text: Ekaterina Elkanova, Photo: istockphoto.com and Sergey Dokukin

August 31, 2022

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