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Why Can The Tundra Sometimes Have 24 Hours Of Daylight Or 24 Hours Of Night?

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The tundra can have 24 hours of day and night because it so far way from the equator. And because the earth id on an axis.
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Actually, walkermd, the 'phenomenon' has to do with latitude, not longitude. The closer a place is to the equator, the more even the number of daylight hours the location has. So, since the tundra is as far as can be from the equator, it sometimes has 24 hours of daylight or 24 hours of night.
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This phenomenon has nothing to do with the Tundra, but rather longitude. At some point in the distant past, the Earth was nudged into a position so that its axis is tilted. If you live somewhere near the equator, as the earth spins, the angle of the light that strikes the earth from the Sun varies little and the length of each day varies little over time. If you live in regions much closer to either pole, at certain times of the year you will be relatively closer or further from the sun, and experience either summer or winter. Because of this "tilt", in summer days will be much longer, or the sun may never seem to set at all. This is referred to as "White Nights" in Russia, a wonderful thing to experience. Unfortunately, the other extreme is the period in winter when the sun never seems to rise. Then we are forced to endure an almost intolerable continuous darkness. I was born and raised on the Canadian border, where we experienced wonderfully long days in mid-summer, but depressingly short ones in the middle of the winter.

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