This U.S. City Is About To Experience A Magical Midnight Sun

Though it might sound counterintuitive, the state that gets the most sunshine in the spring and summer is actually Alaska. The city of Fairbanks also gets something that few other places in the world experience: a midnight sun.

On the summer solstice, or the longest day of the year, some places on Earth experience 24 hours of daylight. The further north you go, the longer the sunshine. When you can step outside in the middle of the night and see blue sky, you’re officially experiencing a midnight sun.

If you’re not in the area for this year’s solstice on June 21 to 22, stop by for next year’s event on June 21.

Of course, Fairbanks will be experience almost complete daylight for a few weeks more, so it’s still a great time to head to this unexpected city of sunshine.