24-hour daylight comes to an end today in Utqiagvik
After more than 80 days of continuous daylight, the sun finally set Wednesday in Utqiagvik, formerly known as Barrow.
The sun dipped below the horizon just before 2 a.m. for the first time since May 10, bringing an end to 24-hour daylight. The sun officially set for only a short time, rising again at 3:11 a.m. The view captured a few minutes after sunrise from a Federal Aviation Administration weather camera shows that the sunrise was obscured by dense fog and cloud cover.
Utqiagvik will now rapidly lose daylight, going from 24 hours on Aug. 1 to 15 hours, 47 minutes by the end of the month. The daylight hours will continue to tick away until the sun sets for the final time of 2017 on Nov. 18. There won't be another sunrise in Utqiagvik again until Jan. 22, 2018.