How Many Days and Nights Are There in Alaska?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 12, 2020 7:16:24 PM ET
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Alaska is a large state, and the number of apparent days and nights in each year depends on latitude. At its northernmost settlement, Barrow, the sun sets at winter solstice and does not rise for 67 days; near the summer solstice, the sun does the opposite and never sets for an 85-day period. Therefore, Barrow has about 298 days and 280 nights.

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