The sunless period (the so called polar night) ended at the latitude of Murmansk. By tradition many residents of Murmansk went to the highest point of the city – Solnechnaya gorka (Sunny hill, Солнечная горка) to witness the first sunrise of the year.
Despite clouds and snowfall, the “First sunrise” campaign gathered a record number of participants, around two thousand people.
Guests of the festival were treated with the traditional cloudberry tea. Sports and entertainment program was organized, and everyone could get a badge of a participant.
The first in 2020 interval from sunrise to sunset began at 12:29 p.m. and lasted up till 13:23.
12 January 2020