Land of the Midnight Sun

One of the coolest things about living in Alaska is the summer nights, when the sun barely sets and twilight lasts all night. At least, that’s how it is in Fairbanks, which is about 150 miles south of the Arctic Circle.

When the sun came up on Monday in Barrow, which is the United States’ northernmost city, it began a period of almost three months where the town won’t see a sunset. Today’s graphic illustrates what it will look like on the summer solstice, June 21 (with the same day’s sun path in New York City for comparison).

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