Midnight Sun and White Nights

July 10, 2013

sun and Celebrity EclipseIt’s an extraordinary feeling to look out and see sunshine when it’s midnight – and as we discovered on our Baltic cruise, the light is just incredible. No wonder there are celebrations for the midnight sun and white nights. When you’re out at sea, the contrast between the darkness of the ocean and the sky is breathtaking.

Midnight Sun over the Baltic



The midnight sun and white nights occur in the summer in countries which are north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle and it really never gets dark. It’s one of the most beautiful natural phenomenon in the world. Midnight Sun





I took these photos last week somewhere between Russia and Estonia – with my iPhone, but #nofilter. Enjoy.


*This is my entry for The Gallery and the theme this week is ‘sun’.

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  • Multi Layer Mummy July 11, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    lovely photos, love to see the midnight sun, have yet to go on my first cruise, on must do list!

  • Gemma Wiseman July 10, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    The midnight sun shining in the first photo is exquisite! Wonderful touch of reflection there too! And love the trail of light on the water in the next two photos!

  • LauraCYMFT July 10, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Beautiful photos!

  • Sara (@mumturnedmom) July 10, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Wow, stunning photos, you must have had an amazing time! #TheGallery

  • MummaG July 10, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    lovely pictures, especially the first one makes me want to be right at that spot x

  • Jacq July 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    The midnight sun is weird isn’t it? We experienced it when we went to Greenland last year. It’s a bugger getting the kids to sleep in it though!

  • Lous Lake Views July 10, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    What an amazing thing to experience it looks so beautiful

  • Louise July 10, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Amazing sky – perfect for this theme! x

  • SaveEveryStep family stories past and present July 10, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Perfect post for this theme. Lovely, but sleepless?!!

  • Notmyyearoff July 10, 2013 at 9:53 am

    They are really beautiful – the second one looks like you could get to the end of the ocean and just drop off, such a sharp looking horizon!

  • Only Best For Baby July 10, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Stunning photos, must have been an amazing holiday x

  • Kelly Wiffin July 10, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Lovely pictures!

  • Jaime Oliver July 10, 2013 at 8:07 am

    wow these are such beautiful shots xx