Norwegian Town Experiences First Winter Sunlight from Mirrors

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Rjukan, Norway is in a valley surrounded by mountains that block the sun for nearly half of the year, until now. Artist and resident Martin Andersen led the charge to install mirrors on a nearby peak to reflect sunlight into the town square.

Mirror Beams Light to Norwegian Town in Winter for First Time | National Geographic

(Image credits: Terje Bendiksby, Scanpix/EPA)

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