Terningen Lighthouse

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Terningen Lighthouse
Terningen fyrstasjon
Terningen fyr, Hitra1.jpg
View of the lighthouse
Terningen Lighthouse is located in Sør-Trøndelag
Terningen Lighthouse
Location Hitra, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Coordinates 63°29′38″N 09°02′21″E / 63.49389°N 9.03917°E / 63.49389; 9.03917Coordinates: 63°29′38″N 09°02′21″E / 63.49389°N 9.03917°E / 63.49389; 9.03917
Year first constructed 1833
Automated 1991
Construction Concrete
Height 12 metres (39 ft)
Focal height 17.8 metres (58 ft)
Intensity 30,700 candela
Range 13.4 nmi (24.8 km; 15.4 mi)
Characteristic Oc WRG 6S
Fog signal Horn

Terningen Lighthouse (Norwegian: Terningen fyr) is a lighthouse in the municipality of Hitra in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. The lighthouse is located in the Trondheimsleia near the mouth of the Hemnfjorden, just west of the island of Hemnskjela, and about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) southwest of the village of Sandstad.

The 12-metre (39 ft) tall lighthouse has an occulting light that flashes white, red, and green. The light can be seen for up to 13.4 nautical miles (24.8 km; 15.4 mi).[1] The light is activated from July 21 until May 16 each year. The light is inactive and unnecessary during the late spring and early summer due to the midnight sun.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kystverket (2008). Norske Fyrliste 2008 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 978-82-450-0628-5. 
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Terningen fyr" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-12-28.