Sholio (sholio) wrote,

While we're all (well, some of us are) waiting for the Yuletide archive to open, I have a few holiday & solstice videos to link to!

Time-lapse of Fairbanks on the winter solstice, looking south from the University of Alaska Fairbanks hill:

As a counterpoint to that, here's a time-lapse of downtown Fairbanks during the 24 hours (or so) of the summer solstice. OH SUMMER, I REMEMBER YOU! COME BACK!

I love the light in Fairbanks. In winter, it's pink and gold; in summer it's a mellow sort of golden. (The winter solstice video makes it look a bit darker than it actually is. Generally we get a sort of gentle, pink sunset light at midday in December and January.)

Here's a link to a rather adorable video that a class of 5th-graders in one of the rural Alaskan villages made for Christmas:
(or direct to the video on YouTube:

*goes back to refreshing*

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