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You can see me, but you can not look at me.
I can be gone or around for months at a time.
I am middle-aged, but I don't hear you telling me that.
In finnish, I could be yours.

What am I?

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I think you are

The Sun

You can see me, but you can not look at me.

You can see the sun in the sky but looking directly at it could damage your eyes

I can be gone or around for months at a time.

There are places in the world where the sun doesn't set (Midnight Sun) or doesn't rise (Polar Night) for months at a time.

I am middle-aged, but I don't hear you telling me that.

The sun is a middle-aged star but is also approximately 4.6 billion years ago, so not middle-aged in human terms.

In finnish, I could be yours. (thanks to jafe)

"sun" is dialectal Finnish for "sinun" (yours).

Originally: The Finnish for sun is aurinko which sounds like our inko.

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    $\begingroup$ Nice! For the last line, rot13("fha" vf qvnyrpgny Svaavfu sbe "fvaha" (lbhef)). $\endgroup$ – jafe Apr 18 at 9:03
  • $\begingroup$ @jafe Thanks, that works much better. $\endgroup$ – hexomino Apr 18 at 9:06
  • $\begingroup$ It was supposed to be easy, but maybe it was too easy :) $\endgroup$ – K2_ Apr 18 at 9:07
  • $\begingroup$ @K2_ It's always difficult to tell. I think it's quite good as several of the lines are not obvious indications of the answer, it's really the first line that points us in the right direction. $\endgroup$ – hexomino Apr 18 at 9:09
  • $\begingroup$ This was the first thing I thought. Dunno why... must be my previous riddle ;) Nice job, hexomino! $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Apr 18 at 12:38

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