@mariner68 (1278)
January 18, 2007 12:17pm CST
why does the sun set as late as 11 pm in northern european countries in summer?
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@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
3 Apr 10
Because we're far north and the earth is slightly tilted so it doesn't rotate on the same axis as it goes around the sun. If that made any sense. It's not just European countries, and it's not 11 pm. In mid-summer, the sun sets at about 2 pm here, and further north it doesn't set at all. It's the part I miss most if I'm somewhere else in the summer, it's not suppose to get dark all of a sudden in June and July! :-)
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I don't really know why that happens and I didn't know it does set that late. Here in the USA, the latest a sun can set is 8 PM.