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
References in classic literature ?
Ah, London, London, our delight, Great flower that opens but at night, Great city of the midnight sun, Whose day begins when day is done .
They went across divides in summer blizzards, shivered under the midnight sun on naked mountains between the timber line and the eternal snows, dropped into summer valleys amid swarming gnats and flies, and in the shadows of glaciers picked strawberries and flowers as ripe and fair as any the Southland could boast.
She opened with hospitable haste, and started as if another ghost had come to surprise her, for there stood a tall bearded gentleman, beaming on her from the darkness like a midnight sun.