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Alaska city experiences first sunset in months

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BETH IPSEN

Northern Town Sunset

 

In this Sept. 13, 2006 file photo, ice chunks float in the Arctic Ocean as the sun sets near Barrow, Alaska. For the first time since May, the sun has set in what is billed as the northernmost city in the United States. According to the National Weather Service, the first sunset in Barrow, Alaska, since May 10 occurred at 1:57 a.m. Friday. Barrow has continuous daylight for so long because of its location and the tilt of the earth's axis. (AP Photo/Arctic Sounder, Beth Ipsen)

 

 
 
 

Posted: Friday, August 2, 2013 12:50 pm | Updated: 1:02 pm, Fri Aug 2, 2013.

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JUNEAU, Alaska - For the first time since May, the sun has set in what is billed as the northernmost city in the United States.

According to the National Weather Service, the first sunset in Barrow, Alaska, since May 10 occurred at 1:57 a.m. Friday. The sun rose again at 3:12 a.m.

Barrow has continuous daylight for so long because of its location and the tilt of the earth's axis.

The town of about 4,500 people will now lose sunlight until November. Then, the sun won't rise again until January.

The first sunset in months was a nonevent for some residents, like Bob Green, who's lived there since 1978.

He says Barrow seems to run better "when it's frozen." He says then there are no bugs or mud to deal with.

Green says it's easy to make light in the winter but hard to get rid of that "big light bulb" that is the sun in summer.

 

 

From Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Aug. 2, 2013

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Sis Dorothy this is beautiful! I have always wanted to visit Alaska! I want to see the perpetual sun and the GIANT fruit and vegetables because of it. I don't want to visit during the winter though because even now I ate the early time change. I hope to see you in January!

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Dorothy thank you for this beautiful post :flowers:

 

 hard to imagine living months without a single one of these...

   Jehovah's daily free gift of a gorgeous and peaceful sunset 

 

:)o

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