In the Land of Franz Joseph ended polar night

In the Land of Franz Joseph ended polar night

Moscow. 27 Feb. INTERFAX.RU — On the archipelago Franz-Joseph, who is one of the most Northern territories of Russia and the world, ended the polar night, reported the press service of the national Park “Russian Arctic”.

On the reference point of the national Park — the island Alexandra Land (part of the archipelago of Franz-Joseph) polar night was was 15 October. The first sunrise over the archipelago, according to astronomical data, is celebrated on February 26.

Was noticeably lighter. However, to capture the first rays of the sun is not yet possible because of the strong metalogenic Miniconsultation group of employees of the national Park, wintering on the island of Alexandra Land

High-latitude position of the Arctic archipelagoes Novaya Zemlya and Franz-Joseph — national Park “Russian Arctic” — leads to a prolonged period of polar night, which lasts from 98 to 133 days.