Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
So does that mean it's totally dark all the time?
And is there a moon, stars, or does it vary much?
It's like night sky all the time. Stars are visible as well as moon. Polar Lights
can be seen more often.
Think a sunny day; the stars and the moon are there but not visible because of the sunlight. Now "turn off the lights", take the sunlight away and you can see them.
Of course, the first week or so as well as the last week of Polar Night it is not completely dark, sun still remaining a moment or two during day time quite close to horizon, just below it. But the 4 to 6 weeks in the middle it really is one long night.
Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010
I don't know how you cope with it, in the few days I was in Finland just having 2 hours of daylight each day was mega disorienting but for it to be dark for months on end would be something else
You get used to it. Towards end of the Polar Night you start dreaming of the opposite, the Polar Day
or Midnight Sun period. It starts towards end of May, lasting a bit over two months as well.
And then, towards end of the Polar Day you start dreaming about darkness...