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Watch: Photographer Captures Four Months of Darkness Over the Norwegian Archipelago

We follow a 24-hour schedule in which the day is split between dawn and sunset. In some regions on Earth, however, this timetable does not exist. In some regions, the darkness lasts for up to four months. Svalbard, a group of islands situated between Norway and the North Pole, is one of these locations. The average temperature of Svalbard, according to Ladbible, is between a freezing -13°C and a -20°C. Through an Instagram montage, photographer George Cooper has provided insight into this unexpected natural event. The clip demonstrates how Svalbard is always in complete darkness. The roads there were blanketed with snow, and the locals had to use flashlights to find their way.

This article also included a mention of the Visit Norway Instagram page. “During the dark season, when we visited, the sun is approaching the horizon every day but still doesn’t quite get above it,” the post’s description says. It’s an absolutely bizarre experience, but undoubtedly one that’s amazing! When dawn finally arrives after four months of darkness, the town of Longyearbyen celebrates. Having seen the midnight sun in Norway the previous year, I was determined to see the reverse when I returned! Naturally, I create the follow-up to my viral reel as well.

Social media fans praised George’s outstanding collections of images and videos.

This location also has some additional fascinating facts attached to it. This place has an odd regulation that makes dying illegal. In Svalbard, death is forbidden, despite the strange-sounding word. The reason for this is the very cold climate of Longyearbyen, a sleepy village on Svalbard. There are worries about latent viruses in the corpses because of this temperature. Locals first noticed that dead remains in cemeteries weren’t breaking down around 1950. The cold, icy, and wintry weather was the primary cause. It has been claimed that live samples of the deadly Spanish flu viruses were discovered on bodies that had been excavated. This place has made dying illegal because people are afraid of spreading illnesses like these.

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