For The First Time In 80+ Days

…Barrow, Alaska will get a sunset

The residents of Barrow, Alaska, will see something tonight that they have not seen since May 10, a sunset.

Ever since 2:54 a.m. on May 11, the sun has been in the sky, keeping the town in continual light. Early Saturday at 1:58 a.m. Alaska Standard Time (AKST), the sun will fall below the horizon, making it the first official sunset on summer for the town.

That is just too weird.

Now, mind you, the flip side of this happens in February when they have 80+ days with no sun at all.


6 Responses to “For The First Time In 80+ Days”

  1. Fausta says:

    Good thing I don’t live there, or I’d look like Al Pacino in Insomnia.

  2. JeffS says:

    It’s not too bad, although I was stationed on Elmendorf AFB, in Anchorage (much further south than Barrows), and only for a year. In the summer, “night life” takes on a whole new meaning! 😉

    If you aren’t acclimated (and not everyone will always be), little things help, like black out curtains in the summer, and timer switches for lamps in the morning.

    Personally, I found winter to be more irksome, especially when snowfall shuts down the roads (once we got 24″ of snow in Anchorage, overnight). And, of course, “night life” in Barrows is MUCH different than in Anchorage!

  3. tree hugging sister says:

    I’ve been thrown out of the club at Elmendorf when they opened the DOORS, instead of turned on the lights, at 2 a.m., to send all the revelers home.

    THAT was trippy.

  4. Ebola says:

    Now the vampires come out.

  5. JeffS says:

    Base policy said that Marines had to make a deposit going into the NCO Club at Elmendorf, Sis, refundable only after the damages were totted up. Did you have something to do with that?

  6. tree hugging sister says:


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