We are now getting 11 hours of sunlight every day... it's glorious! But as the days continue to get longer and longer on their unrelenting journey towards 24-hour summer sun, we will soon wish for the quiet comfort of darkness.
I already miss walking to work in the moonlight, with the stars overhead. So in honour of the night, particularly as we had a beautiful moon this week, I am posting some pictures that I took during a walk home on Wednesday night. Unfortunately, the northern lights (aurora borealis) were really faint, and I didn't have my tripod so the photos are a bit blurry, but I will look again tonight if it clears up.
First, the sunset...so good for the soul...
The moon rising, with the planet Mars above it. You can also see very faint aurora to the left.
Below you can see the planets Jupiter and Venus over the dome-shaped building that is used by New North Networks (not Northwestel like I mistakenly said in an earlier post!).
Another view of the New North Networks building.
And finally, my favorite picture ... the utilidors shining by moonlight. I will do another full post on utilidors soon, but in summary, utility + corridor = utilidor! It is a corridor or tunnel built underground or aboveground (in the Arctic they are above ground, because it's too cold to bury them in the permafrost) to carry utility lines such as electricity, gas, water and sewage.