A Dark Day in the Scandinavian
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 1:22:53 PM
Sometimes ago, I read about the midnight sun. It was described as a natural phenomenon occurring in summer months at latitudes north and nearby to the south of the Arctic Circle, and south and nearby to the north of the Antarctic Circle where the sun remains visible at the local midnight. Given fair weather, the sun is visible for a continuous 24 hours, mostly north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle. The number of days per year with potential midnight sun increases the farther poleward one goes from the equator.
In Svalbard, Norway, the northernmost inhabited region of Europe, there is no sunset from approximately 19 April to 23 August. The extreme sites are the poles where the sun can be continuously visible for a half year.
Friday, August 22nd proved to be a dark day in the Scandinavian, most especially in Norway. A breaking news emerged, informing the world of an attack that claimed the lives of at least 76 people. ANDERS BEHRING BREIVIK was the culprit, a far-right extremist, who admitted carrying out the attacks. The opinions of world leaders on the bombing in Norway on 22nd August, 2011 can be read using this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14257797 ... I sympathized with the family, friends and relations of those who lost their lives, and also the country Norway. In my honest opinion, violence can never be an effective weapon in resolving issues whether political or personal or whatsoever.
With Love from Nigeria ...