The Sun Will Set For The Last Time This Year In Alaska’s Arctic City

The sun will set for last time until 2018 in Utqiagvik, Alaska’s northernmost city formerly called Barrow. In Alaska’s Arctic city, the sun spends months in the sky during the summer “midnight sun” season. That means it’s time to pay the piper with months of darkness and bitter cold. Learn more about life in this extreme place in What Life Is Like In The Coldest Town In America. Although stark and treeless, the arctic has a unique beauty all it’s own and this fascinating and ancient community continues to thrive through the months of darkness.

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Watch the sunset for the last time in 2017 here:

Watch the sun go down for the year on the Utqiagvik Sea Ice WebCam from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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