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Sun rises on Alaska’s northernmost city for the summer


Utqiaġvik, Alaska's northernmost city, will not see another sunset until August.

On May 10, the sun set in Utqiaġvik, formerly known as Barrow, at 1:46 a.m, according to the U.S. Naval Observatory. Just over an hour later, the sun rose at 2:59 a.m.

The sun will not creep down past the horizon again until 1 a.m. Aug. 2.

Come wintertime in Utqiaġvik, the sun will set Nov. 19, and it will not rise again until Jan. 22, 2019.

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