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Random weirdness for the week of Aug. 29, 2017


Maybe they’re just getting back at us for overheating the planet and melting all that sea ice they used to hunt on.

Skyjinks: No sunset on Sunday, but last one until August on Monday – why is the sun so confused?


Separating day from night is trickier in Longyearbyen than the rest of the world most of the year as it is, but the coming week is one of those biannual occasions when the sun messes with our minds more than usual by defying the basic concepts of sunrise and sunset.

Random weirdness for the week of Aug. 25, 2015


Always eager to point out our stupidity before either of our readers get a chance, take a moment to look at the weather forecast on page 3. Did it take longer than three seconds to spot what’s amiss. Yup – we’re publishing as fact that Longyearbyen will have two sunsets on Wednesday.