Question 7 (d)
Norway is called ‘the land of midnight Sun’. Give reason
Norway is called ‘the land of midnight Sun’ because during the summer months, particularly around the summer solstice, the Sun remains visible for 24 hours a day above the Arctic Circle, which runs through Norway. This phenomenon occurs because of the tilt of the Earth’s axis, which causes the Sun’s path to trace a circular pattern around the Arctic Circle during the summer months, never dipping below the horizon. This creates a period of continuous daylight, where the Sun remains visible even at midnight, hence the name ‘midnight Sun’.