Rambling travelogs from a world traveler

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Not Another Sunset

Gentle Readers,

Merry Christmas from Anchorage, Alaska!

While this may look like yet another sunset picture, it isn't.  It's high noon on the shortest day of the year:  the Winter Solstice.  Since Anchorage sits only 5° south of the Arctic Circle, it never has a day without sun.  However, the sun spends the short day just skimming the horizon never rising more than 6° above it. 

I took this picture yesterday just afternoon and thought you might enjoy it.

Dad / Geoff