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A solar eclipse at midnight? It's not a trick question

A solar eclipse at midnight? It's not a trick question

At first, it sounds like a trick question: "Did you hear about those who saw the partial solar eclipse at midnight last night?"

That is, until you realize that this time of year, there are places on Earth where the sun is still above the horizon at midnight -- namely the Arctic Circle. (In fact, many places, the sun is already up and won't set for several weeks. In Barrow, Alaska, for example, the sun rose on May 11 and won't set again until August 2. It just spins full circle around the horizon.)

And June 1 provided a rare convergence of midnight sunshine and a partial solar eclipse that was visible in the arctic.

Here is one video I found of the event on YouTube:

NASA says for Scandanavian countries, this is the first partial eclipse at midnight since 2000 and best since 1985. They say there won't be another one as good until 2084.