midnight sun


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midnight sun

n.
The sun as seen at midnight during the summer within the Arctic and Antarctic Circles.

midnight sun

n
(Astronomy) the sun visible at midnight during local summer inside the Arctic and Antarctic circles

mid′night sun′


n.
the sun visible at midnight in summer in arctic and antarctic regions.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.midnight sun - the sun visible at midnight (inside the Arctic or Antarctic Circles)midnight sun - the sun visible at midnight (inside the Arctic or Antarctic Circles)
atmospheric phenomenon - a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere
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