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How Long does It Stay Dark in Alaska

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The great state of Alaska, for the most part is dark all the time. During winter months the sun does not reach high enough in the sky to make daylight. But, during the summer months, the sun does not make sunset. So, it stays dark half the year! For more information, look here: http://www.greatlandofalaska.com/reference/faq.html

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There isn't an on and off light when it comes to the sun. Alaska is just like everyplace else in that the days gradually get longer and shorter in the spring and winter. Above the Arctic Circle the sun doesn't set in the summer for about two months and during the winter it doesn't set for around the same amount of time. Once the sun does finally crest the horizon, in the Arctic, each day it gains about 12 minutes of light until the equinox and then it loses about 12 minutes of light on a daily basis. In Anchorage, during the winter on the shortest day of the year, we get about 5.5 hours of daylight.
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half the year or six months both the same thing

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