The period of civil twilight+ came to an end in Fairbanks late last week. It was a run of 75 days of constant light. Basically, one can do anything outside without the use of artificial lights during civil twilight. Including baseball games!
It’s all downhill from here until December 21st.
Map credit: @Climatologist49
On May 16th, Fairbanks entered its 72 day period of 24 hours of daylight or civil twilight. I do love this 72 day window!
Fairbanks has ended its 73 day run of 24 hours of Daylight & Civil Twilight. The Dark Side is gaining power.
Lots of sun, no sign of ice, but plenty of beaver sign
Summer. The residents of Interior Alaska live for Alaskan summers. The difference from winter to summer is extreme.
Aurora Forecast; Map credit Climatologist Brian Brettschneider
The Aurora viewing season officially came to an end on Sunday. We have too much daylight, and will not have a chance to see the Northern Lights for 91 days.
Credit: National Weather Service – Fairbanks
On May 15th, Fairbanks went into our summer period of civil twilight. We have enough natural light to partake in outdoor activities 24/7.
May 18th is the average date for the final freeze of the spring months in Fairbanks.
From May 29th, until July 14th, the sun will set after midnight.
The Summer Solstice, Fairbanks’ favorite day, is on June 20th.
Night in Fairbanks will turn dark again on September 4th. A sad day indeed.