--What are the shortest days/longest nights and what time does the sun come up/set on those days?

 

When people hear the answers to this question, one of two things happens -- they either look at you in awe and admiration of your strength and endurance -OR- they look at you like you must be completely crazy! Nevertheless, our Midnight Sun summers and dark cold winters are part of what makes Alaska so unique.

 

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City Line
of
Latitude
Lightest
Day
(June 21st)
# of
 daylight
hrs:min
Darkest
Day
(Dec 21st)
# of daylight
hrs:min
Adak 51o 87' N (rise)  6:27 a.m.
(set) 11:09 p.m.
16:42 (rise)  9:51 a.m.
(set)   5:37 p.m.
7:46
Ketchikan 55o 20' N (rise)  4:04 a.m.
(set)   9:32 p.m.
17:28 (rise)  8:12 a.m.
(set)   3:17 p.m.
7:05
Kodiak 57o 47' N (rise)  5:07 a.m.
(set) 11:15 p.m.
18:08 (rise)  9:52 a.m.
(set)   4:22 p.m.
6:30
Juneau 58o 21' N (rise)   3:51 a.m.
(set)  10:09 p.m.
18:18 (rise)   8:46 a.m.
(set)    3:07 p.m.
6:21
Homer 59o 38' N (rise)  4:46 a.m.
(set) 11:29 p.m.
18:43 (rise) 10:04 a.m.
(set)    4:03 p.m.
5:59
Anchorage 61o 13' N (rise)  4:21 a.m.
(set) 11:42 p.m.
19:21 (rise) 10:14 a.m.
(set)     3:42 p.m.
5:28
Tok 63o 19' N (rise)  3:18 a.m.
(set) 11:49 p.m.
20:31 (rise) 10:13 a.m.
(set)     2:46 p.m.
4:33
Fairbanks 64o 50' N (rise)  2:29 a.m.
(set) 12:48 a.m.
21:49 (rise) 10:59 a.m.
(set)     2:41 p.m.
3:42
Kotzebue 66o 90' N always up 24:00 (rise) 12:57 p.m.
(set)     2:38 p.m.
1:41

Point Hope
68o 20' N always up 24:00 always dark 0:00

Barrow
71o 23' N always up 24:00 always dark 0:00

 

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