GEOGRAPHY IN THE NEWS:
Rjukan, a town in south-central Norway surrounded by steep mountains, enjoyed little sunlight for much of the year. Until 2013. In 2013, the town installed Solspeilet (literally, "the sun mirror"), which is "a computer-controlled array of three giant mirrors that direct sunlight down from the mountaintop. Located 1,476 feet above the town, the mirrors are programmed to move with the sun, readjusting every 10 seconds to keep a constant beam of light reflecting down upon Rjukan." www.atlasobscura.com/places/giant-sun-mirrors-of-rjukan
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