According to the Weather Channel, Polar Night recently occurred for a town in Alaska named Utqiagvik. I have no idea how to pronounce it, and won't attempt to do so in respect to the town. We've heard enough people butcher 'Binghamton' much too often, so you know where I'm coming from.

Anyway, that means this city will not see the sun again this year. The sun will not rise above the horizon until sometime around the 3rd week of January 2021. That's just over two months away. The town will see some daylight, but no sun.

On the flip side, this town gets plenty of sun in the summer. From the middle of May through the end of July, there is no sunrise or sunset. Just sun according to the Time and Date website. Not sure if I could deal with the sun hanging around 24/7 for two and a half months.

I remember when I was on vacation (or holiday as they call it in the United Kingdom), at a bed and breakfast in Inverness, Scotland during the month of June, sunrise occurred just before 4:30 a.m. and set just before 10:30 p.m. It didn't get completely dark until 11 p.m. The day would start to get light just before 4 a.m., so daylight ended up being about 19 hours at it's peak.

The longest time of sun for Binghamton is just over 15 hours from 5:27 p.m. to 8:43 p.m. on the first day of summer in June. That occurred on June 20th this year. I enjoy those long daylight summer days. Right now, I am not enjoying how short our daylight hours are, and as you know, it's going to keep getting shorter through December. Enjoy whatever sun and daylight we get. It's going to be  long winter.

via The Weather ChannelTime & DateGoogle Maps

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