A Breathtaking Timelapse Of The Never-Setting Arctic Sun
The polar regions are called the "lands of the midnight sun" because in the summer, the sun never sets. WHY ? The Earth is tilted in its axis - an imaginary line through the planet between the north and south poles around which it rotates. The tilt always points the same way in space. The area around the equator is consistently close to the sun, but the areas around the poles are not.