Utqiagvik: Discover the city in Alaska that won't see sunlight until 2019!

As nightly as you may be, will you say that you don't enjoy watching the sun shine, feel its warmth on your skin, or watch a beautiful sunset? These are some of the little pleasures that the population of the city of Utqiagvik will be deprived of until the end of January next year. By the way, the inhabitants have not seen the sun rays since the last 18th, which means that they will stay just over 2 months without seeing the King Star!

Gloom

According to Víctor Millán of the Diario AS news portal, Utqiagvik is a small town in northern Alaska with about 4, 000 inhabitants, just over 500 km north of the Arctic Circle.

Utqiagvik in Alaska

(BBC)

Due to its geographical location - the city is located at the coordinates 71 ° 17'26 ″ N, 156 ° 47'19 ″ W - and because of the slope of our planet, the sun's rays do not reach the locality during the months of winter (Northern Hemisphere), causing a phenomenon known as the “polar night”.

More specifically, according to Victor, this winter, Utqiagvik will remain endless with no dawn, and will go through a twilight season officially known as the "civil polar night." More specifically, this period occurs when the sun is between 0 and 6 degrees below the horizon and, therefore, does not "rise" in the mornings.

Utqiagvik in Alaska

(BBC)

However, according to the BBC, even if the sun does not appear, a tiny bit of light can be noticed, and the sensation of who is in Utqiagvik during this period is similar to when we walk through the streets just after the sun goes down. In the case of the small town, the civil polar night will last for 6 hours a night, but will fall to a miserly 3 hours by the end of December - and the Sun will not be there until January 23 at 1:04 pm place.

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