Asked in Alaska, Sunrise and Sunset Times
Where in Alaska does in stay dark for 6 months?
Alaska doesn't stay dark for six months . It has LONG days and Short nights. It is only dark for six months straight on at the poles in winter, the sun is only a few degrees below the horizon at midday even in the middle of winter in northern Alaska, so nowhere in Alaska "stays dark" for six months. ...
Asked in Alaska, Seasons, Sunrise and Sunset Times
What time does it get dark in Alaska in the summer?
It never gets completely dark in Alaska during the summer. The sun goes down and it is darker then daytime, but it never gets dark enough to see stars out. It only gets dark in Southeast, Alaska. Trust me, I live Alaska! :) ...
Asked in Science, Alaska, Sunrise and Sunset Times
Why does is stay dark in Alaska?
It stays dark in Alaska because the earth's axis is tilted at at 23 angle. This means that during part of winter, parts of Alaska do not get light because even with the full 24 hour rotation of the earth, there is not a single position where they get sunlight. ...
Asked in Alaska
Why is Alaska never dark?
well, as a matter of fact Alaska is dark, but for a while. during the year in Alaska it spends 6 months with ONLY sun and then the other six months with ONLY darkness, its all according to the way the world rotates and where the sun's direction is pointing at. ...
Asked in Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis
How often do the northern lights occur?
The Northern Lights occur year round but are only visible when nights are dark. In the locations in which they are best seen, Alaska, Canada, Norway and Finland, they are usually seen from September through April when the nights are long and dark. ...
What rivers in Alaska start with W?
The Wulik River is 80 miles long in the northwestern part of Alaska. The Whiting River is a 50 miles long river in Alaska and British Columbia. ...