Sun time lapse from Fairbanks AK on the shortest day
Fri, 23 Dec 2011 14:25:44 GMT —
If you thought 9 hours was a short day here in the Toledo area. Well then head up to Alaska on the Winter Solstice where day light in the Fairbanks AK area was only 3 hours and 45 mins on the shortest day of the year, In fact Barrow AK on the Arctic Ocean sees zero day light.
The Winter Solstice is when the North Hemisphere is tilted the farthest away from the sun. Which is why our days around the Toledo area are only 9 hours long. And Alaska's daylight is shorter than that. Now on the flip side on the longest day, Some areas in Alaska can see up to 24 hours of day light.
Here is a time lapse view of Fairbanks AK of the sun coming up around 11am and the sun setting around 2:45pm. Thats right only a little under four hours of day light.