Alaska is one of the most beautful places on earth, that is, if you can see it! One town in Alaska has been plunged into darkness and won't see the sun again until late January.
Utqiaġvik, Alaska, had its last sunrise of the year on Sunday. It's the northernmost US city and it won't see the sun again for 65 days.
This city, which was previously called Barrow, won't see the sun again for 65 days. The next sunrise will appear on January 23.
Utqiaġvik experiences polar night, which is a period of darkness in the winter with no sunrises that occurs in cities inside the polar circles.
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." So it's not totally in line with those who believe the Earth is flat.
AlaskaFor those of you who don't know, Alaska is the biggest state in the United States. It is the 4th least populated state.
The BeautyThe United States bought Alaska from Russia on March 30, 1867. What a purchase! It's like the diamond ring on the beautiful hand that is the USA.
Utqiaġvik, the town.
America's northernmost town, Utqiaġvik, Alaska – formerly known as Barrow – will descend into 65 days of darkness a… https://t.co/ZsIbr4vXTN— The Weather Channel (@The Weather Channel)1542569257.0
Civil TwilightCivil twilight lasts for six hours a night, but it will decrease to three hours a night by the end of December.
Sun has set today in (Barrow) Utqiaġvik, Alaska. It’s now 65 consecutive days without a sunrise! The next sunrise h… https://t.co/gl6wA7Bkhj— Mark Tarello (@Mark Tarello)1542593441.0