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.
No announcement yet.
It's going to be a long night shift....
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