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Lyn­gen­fjord – 02nd Novem­ber 2015

Nice light on the sur­roun­ding island, at least for some time, while we are wai­t­ing for the wind to calm down a bit. As soon as we are sai­ling again, we are con­fron­ted with an unex­pec­ted nau­ti­cal high­light: The cros­sing of the 70th degree of lati­tu­de is not the cros­sing of 70°N, but of 69°60’N. Real­ly! At least accord­ing to the GPS screen on the bridge, at least for a moment. A dime for the GPS’s thoughts that moment!

Ano­t­her nau­ti­cal-astro­no­mi­c­al chal­len­ge are the celesti­al mecha­nics behind polar night and day. No pro­blem with the aid of a tro­pi­cal fruit and a torch. And just in case anyo­ne wants to read again why polar night respec­tively polar day are not equal­ly long in the nort­hern and sou­thern hemi­s­phe­re, the arc­ti­cle polar night – polar day on this web­site is recom­men­ded.

Gal­le­ry – Lyn­gen­fjord – 02. Novem­ber 2015

Click on thumb­nail to open an enlar­ged ver­si­on of the spe­ci­fic pho­to.

Not much else to say about this day, other­wi­se. Rain, rain, rain.

By the way, my new book is in print and it can now be orde­red 🙂 it is a pho­to book with the tit­le “Nor­we­gens ark­ti­scher Nor­den (1): Spitz­ber­gen – vom Polar­licht bis zur Mit­ter­nachts­son­ne”, with Ger­man text Click here for fur­ther details!

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