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Eclipse of the Midnight Sun

August 1st, 2008

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Toward the Barents Sea

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2008-07-20 18:57 UTC Click images for enlargements.

Looking back toward Murmansk, as we continue up the channel, over the helicopter deck. The helicopter is an Mi-8.

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2008-07-20 19:30 UTC 69°27.13'N 33°18.42'E

Further up the channel is the Severomorsk Russian naval base, administrative headquarters of the Russian Northern Fleet, with the customary agglomeration of massive Soviet apartment blocks.

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2008-07-20 20:10 UTC

Open sea visible at last!

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2008-07-20 20:53 UTC

As we pass into the Barents Sea, this is the last land we'll see before arriving at Franz Josef Land.

by John Walker
August 20th, 2008
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