Norway Village Basks in Winter Sun for the First Time Using Giant...

Norway Village Basks in Winter Sun for the First Time Using Giant Mirrors

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Norway village gets Winter sun-FB-VisitRjukanResidents of a remote village nestled in a steeply sided valley in southern Norway are enjoying winter sunlight for the first time ever thanks to giant mirrors.

The tall mountains that surround the village of Rjukan are high enough to deprive its 3,500 inhabitants of direct sunlight for six months a year.

That was before a century-old idea was brought to life: to install mirrors on a 400-metre (437-yard) high peak to deflect sun rays towards the central square.

(READ the AFP story from RawStory)

Photoa via VisitRjukan Facebook – Thanks to everyone who sent the link!

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