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Greenland  Indbyggere: 56,452
Km2: 2,166,086  Religion: Cristian
HovedstadNuuk
Indbyggere i Nuuk: 13.000
Landekode: GL
Valuta: DKK
Greenland Tilhører Continent: Europa

Greenland is a country in . - Visit Greenland and discover a land of beautiful and varied scenery, the people of Greenland are very friendly and no matter where you are, you meet always a friendly smile.In urban and rural areas, you will be welcomed with a special friendly atmosphere.

Danmark har 406 øer og 7314 km kyststrækning, og det højeste punkt i landet er kun 170 meter over havets overflade. Den gennemsnitlige vindhastighed er 7,6 meter i sekundet, og forklarer, hvorfor Danmark er et af verdens største eksportører af vindmøller

Northern lights Greenland

Smiling GreenlandWelcome to Smiling Globe Nature & Climate Greenland

Greenland’s nature is absolutely unique and much more than just the huge lump of ice that many travellers see when they fly over Greenland on transatlantic flights. Read about Greenland’s fauna, icebergs and the northern lights, in addition to weather, temperatures and climate change.

Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis

A spectacular sight

The dancing northern lights
The dancing northern lights in the night sky are a sight for the gods which winter holidaymakers in Greenland will in all likelihood come to experience. From the early autumn the night sky is regularly illuminated by the northern lights’ green glow. It is a natural phenomenon that always causes excitement and wonder among those who have never seen it before.


Source of legend and superstition

The Inuit people have also allowed themselves to wonder at the sight down through the ages, and the northern lights have often challenged the imagination. A well-known legend relates that when the northern lights dance in the night sky, it means that the dead are playing football with a walrus skull. Today certain tribes think that children will be particularly intelligent if they are born in the magical glow of the northern lights.

Aurora Borealis in Greenland
The northern lights – or Aurora Borealis as it is officially known – actually occur all year round, but cannot be seen during the summer months in Greenland due to the midnight sun. The phenomenon is often seen around midnight and is best experienced on a dark, clear night in the period from September to the beginning of April. If you are travelling during this period, you can see the northern lights from anywhere in the country, whilst in South Greenland the northern lights can be seen from as early as the end of August.

Flickering molecules and particles

The northern lights are a fascinating phenomenon caused by collisions between the sun’s electrically charged particles and molecules and atoms in the Earth’s atmosphere. The spectacular light show takes place in the upper atmosphere at a height of approximately 100 kilometres (62 miles) and can best be compared to candles flickering in the wind or fluttering curtains in shades of green and yellow. Greenland is one of the best places in the world to observe the northern lights.

Climate Nuuk South/West Greenland

Climate Nuuk South/West Greenland

Nuuk has a maritime-influenced polar climate with cold, snowy winters and cool summers. In December, the sun rises at 10.00 and sets at 14:30. By contrast, from late May to early August the days are long. Temperatures average below freezing for 7 months of the year. The coldest month is March, at −8 °C (17.6 °F), while the warmest is July, at 6.5 °C (43.7 °F), while the year averages out at −1.42 °C (29.4 °F). Extremes have ranged from −29.5 °C (−21 °F) to 24.2 °C (76 °F).

Climate data for Nuuk
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 11
(52)
11
(52)
12
(54)
13
(55)
16
(61)
23
(73)
24
(75)
22
(72)
17
(63)
18
(64)
14
(57)
15
(59)
24
(75)
Average high °C (°F) −4.6
(23.7)
−4.7
(23.5)
−5.1
(22.8)
−1.2
(29.8)
3.1
(37.6)
7.0
(44.6)
9.9
(49.8)
9.3
(48.7)
6.0
(42.8)
1.4
(34.5)
−1.3
(29.7)
−3.5
(25.7)
1.4
(34.5)
Average low °C (°F) −10.0
(14)
−10.7
(12.7)
−10.7
(12.7)
−6.3
(20.7)
−1.7
(28.9)
1.1
(34)
3.5
(38.3)
3.5
(38.3)
1.4
(34.5)
−2.7
(27.1)
−5.9
(21.4)
−8.6
(16.5)
−3.9
(25)
Record low °C (°F) -29
(-20)
-27
(-17)
-28
(-18)
-21
(-6)
-12
(10)
-6
(21)
-2
(28)
-3
(27)
-8
(18)
-14
(7)
-18
(-0)
-26
(-15)
-29
(-20)
Precipitation mm (inches) 40
(1.57)
47
(1.85)
49
(1.93)
47
(1.85)
55
(2.17)
62
(2.44)
87
(3.43)
85
(3.35)
89
(3.5)
66
(2.6)
73
(2.87)
74
(2.91)
774
(30.47)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 9 9 10 9 9 8 10 9 12 10 11 10 116
Sunshine hours 31 84 186 240 186 150 186 124 90 62 30 0 1,369

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