In the summer on flights from the US to Europe and Israel (when flying north through Greenland), there are situations where one cannot say arvit (the evening's prayer) because it never becomes night outside. One goes straight from evening to morning and the sun never sets.
In such a situation what are the rules regarding counting the Omer with a bracha (blessing) in the morning?
- Can one count with a bracha because it is the first opportunity one has to do so and since one didn't forget?
- Or should one not say the bracha because one lost the opportunity to do so even if through no fault of his own?
Are there sources addressing the issue directly?