That's not the sun. But for a brief period, in a small Arctic town in Canada, in the dead of winter, it was the next-best thing.
The August 17, 1967 Salina Journal (Salina, KS) ran a headline that caught my eye: "Enjoy Your Privacy; It'll Be Gone In a Few Years."
I'd put this retro-futuristic prediction in the "why the hell would you do that?" file.