Mac & Mac's Pick: Let the sun shine in

By WEEK Producer

October 29, 2013 Updated Oct 29, 2013 at 10:57 PM CDT

RJUKAN, NORWAY -- We sometimes refer to the territories in the far north as "the land of the midnight sun."

That's all well and good in the summer. In the winter, it's the land of very little sun.

And no place is worse that a Norwegian town known for its darkness during the winter ---because of high mountains surrounding it.

Now, residents have decided to let the sunshine in.

Three giant mirrors have been erected on a mountainside to reflect sunlight into the town in the valley below.

The mirrors became fully operational today.

They track the sun as it moves through the sky to provide the most reflected light into the town square.

The area is already a popular skiing area, so now tourists can get a little tan as well.