|Walking to the lab at sunrise|
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Sunrise on the tundra
During the winter, the sun sets in Barrow in mid-November and does not rise again until mid-January. In the summer, the sun does not set in Barrow from mid-May to the end of July. Two weeks ago when we arrived, sunrise was at 10:03 AM with sunset at 5:20 PM. The days are longer now; sunrise today was at 8:55 AM with sunset at 6:22 PM. It's still chilly outside! When we left the lab today, it was -26 deg. F with the wind making it feel like -48 deg F!