Is it dark all winter long in Alaska?


The amount of daily sunlight received by certain communities in Alaska can vary quite drastically as you go from Ketchikan in southeast Alaska to Barrow which lies at the northern tip of Alaska. During the winter for example, Ketchikan will experience days with as little as 6 hours of daylight around their winter soltice (20-21 Dec). Barrow however will not just get short days in winter, the city actually experiences over two months of no sun at all. Every year though, the days eventually grow longer as spring returns until Alaska is once again the land of the midnight sun.