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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Summer Solstice


At summer solstice, the sun once again bakes Alaskans due to the tilt of the earth's axis that leans us toward the sun. The longest day of the year officially occurred June 21, and varied in length from 24 hours in Barrow to just over 17 hours of possible daylight in Ketchikan, the sun rises in Anchorage at 4:20 a.m. and sets at 11:42 p.m.

12 Comments:

Blogger Skavenger said...

That picture just gave me goosebumps...

We also had the longest day in the Netherlands yesterday. But we're not nearly as complicated as alaska when it comes to that, I'm still trying to understand your story. I guess it's just too early for me...

9:35 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Lol, no it's not you I confused myself with that one... I'll sum it up. We get about 20 hours of daylight right now ;)

9:45 PM  
Blogger Sicilian said...

Awesome picture. . . sounds like you are getting back to feeling some better. Walking Pneumonia really does kick butt.
Ciao

9:49 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

someone wished me a happy summer solstice today...too bad mine didn't look like this!

10:11 PM  
Blogger Tiffanie said...

Hi. I came here from Sicilian's site.

Beautiful picture.

6:40 AM  
Blogger CameraDawktor said...

Oh my, did somebody say SPECTACULAR yet?! My oh my........

12:03 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Sicilian, Thanks, yeah I feel a ton better... being that sicks really really sucked. Specially being at work. I never stayed home during it.

Monica, :)

Tiff, thanks for commenting :)

CD, hah no, but thanks... This was one of the coolest sunsets I have ever seen. That's Mt susitna in the background btw, called sleeping lady round these parts ;)

9:34 PM  
Anonymous yvy said...

omg...u didnt mess with this pix did u?? looks AWESOME...like too good to b true!! wow...

11:10 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

I messed with it a little bit, but not much. I softened it some, but that's about it.

10:39 PM  
Blogger Cammie said...

wow. i've seen alot of sunsets but that would be the most beautiful so far =)

10:34 PM  
Blogger Titania said...

Beeeautiful picture! (even if you have smoothed it a bit)

Summer solstice is a very important time of year to me, the beginning of the sunny half of the year.

I wonder what 20 hours of daylight would be... :)

Best greetings from Portugal!

3:56 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

The most amazing striking colors Ive ever seen.

8:56 AM  

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