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Technically I'd have to say yes, but at the poles the sun shines for around six months of the year and then dips over the horizon and disappears for six months. The reason for this is that the Earth spins on a tilted axis, and is not exactly aligned vertically.

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At any place located less than 23.5 degrees from either pole ... either north of the

Arctic Circle or south of the Antarctic Circle ... there is, each year, one period of

more than 24 hours when the sun doesn't rise, and another period of more than

24 hours when the sun doesn't set.

The closer the place is to one of the poles, the longer each of these periods is, and

finally, exactly at the north pole or the south pole, the sun is up above the horizon

for 6 months, and down below the horizon for the other 6 months.

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If you believe that six months is 'everlasting' then please know that the sun rises and sets once each year at the poles giving each six months of daylight and six months of no daylight.

This phenomenon is caused by the Earth's seasonal tilt away from the Sun.

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The seasons at any point in the northern hemisphere, including the pole, are

exactly reversed compared to the seasons at the corresponding latitude in the

southern one.

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Which latitudes experience the greatest annual change in daylight hours?

90° north latitude (the north pole) and 90° south latitude (the south pole)

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When is solstice are the light and dark equal?

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Twenty-four hours of daylight.

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How does the south pole have 24 hours of dayligt?

The Earth is tilted with respect to the plane of its orbit, so that only on the equinox days (usually March 20 and September 23) do both poles experience a short period when both can have sun. The pole that is angled away from the Sun will have no daylight, while the one angled toward the Sun will have continual daylight -- although the Sun just circles the horizon and never goes very high into the sky. So from around September 23 to March 20, the South Pole has 6 months of daylight, 24 hours a day. The exact length is about 4383 hours.