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  • It's going to be a long night shift....

    Well, it finally happened. After much anticipation, yesterday, Nov. 5, the sun finally set for the last time this year. This will be my first "dark season" in the high arctic. Although the sun will not return until Feb 6, I'm actually looking forward to experiencing the next 3 months. I know I won't enjoy the 24hr dark as much as the 24 hour sun, but when you're living on the 73rd parrallel you going to experience some extremes. (ie: today was -30 C) For the next couple of weeks, we'll have a couple of hours of twilight, but nothing more. When the sun does return in February, the days will get longer by 23 minutes a day.
    But by the grace of God, I am what I am.
    1 Corinthians 15:10

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    You and JakFlak should meet up and exchange remedies.

    TGY
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    • #3
      During these three months is there roughly the same amount of light 24 hours a day? Man that has to be rough.
      Hail hail the gang's all here, when the going gets tough I know my friends will still be there. - Drop Kick Murphys, "The Gang's all Here"

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      • #4
        Please don't remind me about the -30

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        • #5
          Does your suicide rate spike? I assume it does. I also hear that people will have parties at like 9 in the morning with excessive alcohol. And that people just about go crazy. Any truth to this?
          It's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses....Hit it!

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          • #6
            wow....just wow.
            RIP Brett Thompson, 17, 09/12/1989-09/14/2006

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            • #7
              ahhhhhh

              But you'll get the northern lights!

              Got your bunny boots?
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              • #8
                hmmm..... I would sleep all the time with all darkness all the time....

                I should go some place like that just once just to see what its like...
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                • #9
                  Wow, you must be a lot farther north than me. The sun doesn't set here until November 19.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Welpe
                    During these three months is there roughly the same amount of light 24 hours a day? Man that has to be rough.
                    That's the best time of year! The evil sun has been banished!

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                    • #11
                      51904,I give you credit!I couln't stand 24 hours of sun or darkness.it would drive me nuts.I know in parts of Alasksa,where they have 24 hours of darkness,they have a lot of depression,some even where lights above their eyes to combat this.We just changed the clocks here.It gets dark at 5 p.m.,I can't even stand that.Did you grow up there?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jakflak
                        Wow, you must be a lot farther north than me. The sun doesn't set here until November 19.
                        You must be farther north then me, I don't get a sunset like that....I think we get down to three or four hours of daylight...
                        RIP Brett Thompson, 17, 09/12/1989-09/14/2006

                        Seatbelts save lives

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by usafcop64528
                          You must be farther north then me, I don't get a sunset like that....I think we get down to three or four hours of daylight...
                          I'm in Kaktovik; right on the Arctic Ocean.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jakflak
                            I'm in Kaktovik; right on the Arctic Ocean.
                            Yup...that's way north of me. How's it up there?
                            RIP Brett Thompson, 17, 09/12/1989-09/14/2006

                            Seatbelts save lives

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by usafcop64528
                              Yup...that's way north of me. How's it up there?
                              I like it. I'm 300 miles away from the nearest boss. Granted, I'm also about 90 miles from the nearest backup too.....

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