The Midnight Sun

Living at nearly 60 degrees north latitude is an interesting experience in regards to the seasonal changes and the Earth’s placement in the solar system as it rotates around the sun. Prudhoe Bay on the Alaska’s north slope is exasperated even more so, but even here in Haines, at a little over 59 degrees north latitude, one really notices a significant change in the length of the days starting in March; we now have nearly 14 hours of daylight, and the sun is gaining elevation in the sky daily. The midnight sun is approaching and soon the Bears will exit their den’s and the Salmon will begin to run. It is a glorious time of year in this neck of the woods…

Lynn Canal Near Haines Bright Spring Sun Reflection

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