A Town In Alaska Descend Into 65 Days Of Darkness After The Sunset That Happened Last Week

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Published by Vijay Sisodiya on 25 Nov 2018

Winter is slowly arriving in India and now onwards days will be shorter and nights will be longer. Though many parts of our country witness a terrific winter with a heavy snowfall and temperatures falling down so much freezing people. However, some parts of our country witness a moderately cold climate during winters.

During winters what we crave is a sunshine with a cold breeze which is simply perfect for the chilly weather. Our country has always seen sunrise and sunset as per the climatic changes. But there’s a town in The United States of America’s Alaska that will not witness sunrise for the next 65 days or more. That is approximately more than 2 months. No, we are not kidding.

The city called Utqiagvik in Alaska has bid adieu to the sun since 28th October. The place witnessed the last sunrise on this day. Now, the sunrise will happen only on 23rd January 2019 at 1.04 pm. And if you think, it’s the first time that this phenomenon is happening there, you are wrong.

This is nothing new for the people living there. This happens every year and the season is known as Polar night. The northmost city of USA has seen sunlight for only 64 minutes on Sunday and rest is all dark. Although there will be a civil twilight for 3-6 hours a day. It happens when the sun is 6 degrees below the horizon and creates a little illumination to see things outside.

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After 65 days without sunlight this winter, residents can look forward to 80 days without a sunset starting in May.

According to Weather.com, “From mid-November through late January, the sun doesn’t rise north of the Arctic Circle due to the tilt of the Earth away from the sun’s most direct radiation.”

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