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White Nights

Ploshchad Vosstaniya in Saint Petersburg 28 June, 2006 at 3 a.m., demonstrating the degree of sunlight still present during White Nights

The White Nights describes the few weeks around the summer solstice in June in areas of high latitude during which sunsets are late, sunrises are early and darkness is never complete. The White Nights are a time of celebration in areas such as Saint Petersburg, Russia, where the Sun does not set until after 10 p.m., and the twilight lasts almost all night.

The White Nights Festival in Saint Petersburg is famous for spectacular fireworks and Scarlet Sails, a massive show celebrating the end of school year.[1] Other festivals following this lead have arisen, using names such as White Nights or Nuit Blanche, see that article for examples around the world.

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