Winter Sunlight

Midsummer night

Still awake at 2 a.m., and I happened to look out the window and notice the sky in the north was really beautiful, in that odd intersection of dusk and dawn that happens when there's only an hour or two between sunset and sunrise. So I had to run out and take some pictures. This is 2 a.m. on the summer solstice, just south of the Arctic Circle.











I wish the camera could capture how staggering it is to stand out there in broad daylight in the middle of the night, with the sky completely pink above. What a magical place to live in.

(... though, not to oversell the place, it's also 50 degrees/10C, I had to keep an eye out for moose due to the risk of violent stomping death, and mosquitoes eventually made me flee back to the house. So, definitely still Alaska.)

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Gorgeous!!! :D

Your last paragraph made me smile! Yep, still Alaska after all! :D
Fairbanks, Alaska. It's at about 64.8 degrees latitude (so far enough north it doesn't get dark in midsummer, but not so far the sun literally doesn't set).
Oh, that's cool to know! Yeah, that's way south of here ... roughly similar to the distance between, say, Chicago and Atlanta.

wow there is something magical about sunset and sunrise.  I'll b too drowsy to take a pic that late in the night.  awesome picture

Beautiful photos! I can only imagine how amazing it must have been to experience!

Mosquitoes are bad enough down here, though. I don't think I could deal with yours.
So gorgeous! Thanks so much for snapping pics and sharing them with us!
That is totally mystical! I'd gladdly deal with low temps, moose and mosquitoes (for a limited time) to see this.
That is beautiful (mosquitoes aside, is there no climate those monsters can't thrive in? I guess desert....)

Edited at 2017-06-23 04:06 pm (UTC)