Category Archives: Midnight Sun Mosque

Northern lights over Inuvik

A Monday night walk under the northern lights, in early February.

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Inuvik’s Mosque under northern lights

Northern lights were swirling above Inuvik recently. The mosque (now installed a year ago and counting!) has a bright spire with a crescent moon.

“Ramadan Kareem” from Inuvik’s Midnight Sun Mosque!

It’s Ramadan and the members of Inuvik’s muslim community are marking the holy month. An interesting question: How does one fast during sunlight hours, when the sun shines almost 24 hours a day? The answer is that local muslims follow Winnipeg’s prayer times. They fast from about 4am to 9pm. (Notice the caribou in the arabic writing chart.)