On the Cover

Cover of National Science Foundation FY 2008 Budget Request to Congress
North Pole Midnight Sun
Credit: Peter West, National Science Foundation

The sun skirts the horizon at the top of the world. In early springtime, the sun at the North Pole is on its way to its highest point in the sky. During this period, the sun will not set for several weeks.

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