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Old 06-12-2007, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Crossville, TN
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I have an odd question....i have heard that half of the year it stays dark in alaska and the other half it is always daylight. I did not know how true this was and how long it actually is dark or light during a day. Thanks!!
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Old 06-12-2007, 09:25 PM
 
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Alaska is a huge state, so it depends on which part of the state you live in. Anchorage, the shortest day is about 5 - 6 hours of daylight, but the sun stays very low on the horizon, so it's kind of like sunset. The summer is different. Although the sun sets below the horizon, it is still very bright outside. You can go several weeks without having to every turn your car's headlights on.
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Old 06-13-2007, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Seward, Alaska
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I have an odd question....i have heard that half of the year it stays dark in alaska and the other half it is always daylight. I did not know how true this was and how long it actually is dark or light during a day. Thanks!!
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Old 06-13-2007, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Crossville, TN
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okay thanks for answering my questions!
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Old 06-16-2007, 06:28 PM
 
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It is odd when a bar has to close down and it is still bright outside.
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Old 06-16-2007, 06:30 PM
 
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Near Barrow you are looking at extreme amounts of daylight and nightime but as you get near the southeast I hear it is barely noticiable. When I was in Fairbanks in early June, it was amazing that it never got completely dark. That just rocks!
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Old 06-16-2007, 07:49 PM
 
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Near Barrow you are looking at extreme amounts of daylight and nightime but as you get near the southeast I hear it is barely noticiable. When I was in Fairbanks in early June, it was amazing that it never got completely dark. That just rocks!
It's definitely noticeable in the Southeast. It's not as extreme as further north, but during the summer, you can read outside with no lights at midnight, and during the winter it doesn't get light till 10, and dark by 3....

We don't get a full 24 hours of light or dark, but it's the light difference is definitely there.
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Old 06-16-2007, 08:07 PM
 
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That would make sense. It would seem to me that down there, it is more noticible in the summer then the winter.
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Old 06-17-2007, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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That's true. In the winter (here in Juneau anyway), it gets light around 8ish and dark by 3pm. That's not so different than places down south.
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