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English definition of “the midnight sun”

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the midnight sun

noun [S] uk   us  
the sun when seen in the middle of the night in summer in the arctic or antarctic (= the parts of the world furthest to the north and the south)
Translations of “the midnight sun”
in Chinese (Traditional) (南北極地區夏季可見的)夜半太陽,子夜太陽…
in Chinese (Simplified) (南北极地区夏季可见的)夜半太阳,子夜太阳…
(Definition of the midnight sun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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