Tag Archives: Tromsø

Venus Transits in 1032 and 2012

As readers may have noticed, I am a moon watcher. Eclipses of either the sun or the moon had been a sort of passion throughout my life, ever since my late father woke me up at 3 o’clock in the … Continue reading

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Ascension Day

The gorgeous glas window in Tromø’s Arctic Cathedral displays actually the Return of Jesus, not Ascension Day. I had visited the church for the first time, shortly after my arrival in the Arctic, on Ascension Day 2007 when several newborns … Continue reading

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The Super Blue Blood Moon in Tromsø

Not really expected, when watching the end of the total lunar eclipse today from our offices in Tannbygget in Tromsø, we were really fascinated that the forecast time of the moon’s appearance was so precise. The moon was not really … Continue reading

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Whale Watching in Tromsø

Last week’s whale watching safari in the Kaldfjord of Kvaløja/Troms was unfortunately unsuccessful. We booked Northern Sailing, responsible whale watching on an oak shooner as it is known that Northern Norway may be the last resort for these beautiful beasts.  … Continue reading

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Praying and Fasting in Northern Norway

These days I have met several non-Muslims who wonder how Muslims pray and fast during the holy month of Ramadan when living beyond the Arctic Circle. Two years ago, SaudiAramco World had published an article about the pretty large Muslim … Continue reading

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