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This question is more astronomy related, I started thinking when I heard from one of my friends living in Jiamusi, that Sun rise at 02:00 and sets at 14:00, I know that this place is more near to north pole but why sunrise time so different there?

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AM and PM isn't used with 24-hour format.. –  Sachin Shekhar Jul 7 '12 at 7:02
    
@SachinShekhar, thanks for the guide changed now. –  thirdknife Jul 7 '12 at 7:57
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This happens because the earth is slightly tilted (22 1/2 degrees).

The tilt means different parts of the Earth are exposed to the sun for varying times during different seasons. In the equator, the day/night variance is very less while at the poles it is very significant (on the North Pole, Day and Night last 6 months each).

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