I’ve written an essay about living through the polar night for Prospect magazine. Here in Enontekiö, in the far north of Finland, the sun goes down on 6 December and is not seen again for a month.
The picture above was taken on my iPhone while I waited with my stalled snowmobile, as described in the article below. Shortly afterwards the battery failed, as it tends to in extreme cold conditions (pro-tip: keep phones in a pocket next to your body for warmth).
The full text can be found on Prospect’s website here, or after the fold.