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Boy is it hot now! Doesn't it feel like the sun is stuck high up in the sky even when it's about to set? Yes, I know, many of my readers are in Australia, New Zealand, or Argentina and can only sympathize, since it's the middle of winter for them. But no worries - Your time will come in just a few months!
A nice thing about the Arctic or Antarctic summer is that the sun seems to always be pretty moderate, even when it's high up in the sky. And sunsets - which in the high Arctic mean that the sun hovers above the horizon without actually setting - are always beautiful with long shadows and nice colors.
So, in the name of summers that seem way too hot, here are some sunsets way up (or down) planet earth.
In the following picture, taken in Antarctica, the sun was so low that it seemed to only reflect in the little ice pieces (or were they diamonds?) floating in the water.
And here, a view of the Arctic Ocean up around Ellesmere Island. I intentionally left the time stamp on this piture, for those wondering what the midnight sun looks like!
The following photo, taken in Antarctica, is in black and white to reflect the occasional mood when watching huge mountains overlooking a never ending ocean.
And finally, also taken around Ellesmere Island in the Arctic Ocean, one of my favorite meditation locations!
To read more about the meeting of sun and water in Antarctica, read my post Mountains in the Sky, With Diamonds