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Sun rises on Alaska’s northernmost city for the summer

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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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