Monthly Archives: June 2013

Solstice—the Long One

It’s all about sunlight, of course. Lots and lots of it. In fact, it never gets dark these days. Sunrise today was at 0258, and sunset will be early tomorrow at 0052, for 21 hours and 54 minutes of possible sunlight. And today, being without clouds, that possibility will be realized. I am going to bed before that promise is fulfilled.

Last night Rose and I were out driving after midnight, and, indeed, the sun’s rays could still be seen, and one of the most spectacular almost-full moons we’d ever seen was hovering magnificently above the Alaska Range. Traffic was substantial, and many vehicles were driving without their lights on. At these light levels it makes sense, even if it seems crazy if you look at your watch.

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