141-Midnight Sun – Anchorage, AK

Alaska is not called the land of the “Midnight Sun” for nothing. I have been here two weeks and have yet to see the night. During this time of year, there are over twenty hours of light each day. Sundown is around midnight and sunrise is around 4:30 AM. You pull the shades, put on your eye mask and go to sleep. I shouldn’t complain. During the six months of winter there will be around 5 hour of dusky light each day. Sunrise will be about 10:30 AM and sunset will be around 3:30 PM. When I first arrived in Anchorage at 11:30 PM, I walked out of the airport and was able to read the newspaper. It’s that bright at night. This photo was taken out my back window at 11:30 PM.