The summer solstice marks the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, but Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in Alaska doesn’t pay much attention. The last time the sun set in Bettles was on June 2, when it dipped below the horizon for a little over 20 minutes. Today, July 10, the Park sees the first setting sun in 38 days, when the sun will once again drop below the horizon briefly before rising again. No wonder it’s called the land of the midnight sun. Photo by National Park Service. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 7/2/16.
Gates of the Arctic National Park