Wednesday, June 21

It's All Downhill From Here



It's the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. The sun rises here at 4:27AM and sets at 11:36PM, giving us 19 hours and 9 minutes of daylight today. Sort of. The length of our visible daylight is 24 hours, which means that today there is visible light round the clock.

The official time of the solstice was 5:26 AM, so last night was the shortest night. Tomorrow we have 11 seconds less daylight, but once again I need to qualify that. There is still 24 hours of visible light, and there will be 24 hours of visible light until June 28, when we begin having a few minutes with no visible light.

(Photo of sunset on Atlin Lake by oldest son. Check out his photo gallery for more northern scenery.)

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