THE BLUE HOUR

in Longyearbyen

The thing that keeps locals so excitedly on the month of February is the Blue Hour. Yep, that’s right, not Valentine’s day, not any other thing, but the Blue Hour.

 

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The Blue Hour refers to the time of the day where the sun tries to peep over the horizon, making the white snow-covered mountain tops very visible,  creating a blue glow all over the sky.

 

Everything then becomes very picturesque. This also serves as an everyday reminder for a short period of time that the sun will be rising up above the horizon very soon.

As each day passes, more and more light comes in until we get daylight, and nightlight.

This means we get days and nights almost normally at some point. Bright in the daytime and moon & stars and the nighttime. This also means that we still get to see the Northern Lights!

Our favourite February photos

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