Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Spying on Alaska

I love the golden light just before sunset, where I live in upstate New York.  Spring light can be so beautiful, too, as the days get longer and longer.

But now the days have become as long as they will get.  It's so hard to believe that, as we enter summer, the daylength will start its shrinkage back to the first day of winter.

Today, I gazed upon a webcam in Fairbanks, Alaska.  In their local time, it was about 2:05 am.  The sky was pink with a sunrise - or, was it a sunset?  Up there, I suppose it barely matters - it is light enough to see 24 hours a day right now, although the sun does set - sort of.

The midnight sun has always fascinated me.  You can find more Alaska webcams here and do your own looking at the midnight sun.

One day, I would love to see it in person.

4 comments:

  1. The midnight sun ...yes, something I’d love to see

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  2. It is so amazing! I have a cousin who lived in Alaska. He said the sun never went down where they were. Just went in a circle around the horizon. Played havoc with their kids' sleeping patterns but was super fun!

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  3. Midnight sun fascinates me, too. I'm further south than you, so we never get sun much past 8 PM. I wonder what it's like to have light later.

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  4. Yep, everybody says today is the first day of summer... I thought it was the 22nd??? hmmmmmmm Such beautiful flowers my friend. Thanks for sharing.

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