Walking home in the evening, the sun sinks below the horizon but blue twilight lingers long after sunset. At this time of year, dark never takes hold of the evening sky. For northern communities, twilight is not just an hour following sunset. Rather, the pale blue light takes hold of the sky sometimes for entire days during solstice. Unique to the north, Norwegians call this period of twilight ‘blå time’ meaning blue hour. A group of kids play hockey in the glow of the evening light. Dressed in no more than just sweatshirts and jeans, the clap of their sticks in the still -20 degree temps, a reminder that we are a long way from home.
Text: Emilie Gibeau I Guide at WeberArctic