Summer solstice

Yesterday and today are both the longest days of the year in Tok, Alaska.  Sunrise was at 3:19am and sunset will be 11:45pm.  Don’t let that fool you though.  There is a period called Civil Twilight.  That’s the period before the sun rises or sets when it’s still light out.  It has been light all the time between sunrise and sunset.  When we get up in the middle of the night we don’t have to flip any lights on to see.

Fortunately we have good night shades on our bedroom windows.  Still, I’m looking forward to the days growing shorter.  It will be at least mid-August before it will be dark enough out to see the aurora borealis.  That’s something I’ve always wanted to see.

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