Today is the longest day of the year. It's light for 24 hours although technically the sun does rise and set. It rose at around 3 this morning and will set at 12:48 but it won't get dark.
Alaskans, well, actually, northerners have a different way of looking at June 21. For most down south it's the first official day of summer. For us, it's the longest day and we know that tomorrow we'll start losing light again, which means the long winter is on the way. Tonight is the annual Midnight Sun Baseball Classic. The game starts at 10:30 p.m. and ends around 2 a.m. No lights are turned on, or have ever been turned on, for the 101-year-old game.
I shot some photos for Yahoo! Sports of a practice yesterday (yahoosports.com) and will shoot the actual game tonight. It's bloody hot here. Upwards of 35 degrees Celsius. The forecast is calling for thunderstorms later in the day but I'm hoping not. These Yahoo! yahoos are banking on some sunny-night shots of the game.
Anyway, here's some info from the weather station.
SUNRISE AND SUNSET
JUNE 21 2007..........SUNRISE 259 AM ADT SUNSET 1248 AM ADT
JUNE 22 2007..........SUNRISE 259 AM ADT SUNSET 1248 AM ADT
AMOUNT OF DAYLIGHT TODAY (HOUR:MIN)........21:49
GAIN SINCE YESTERDAY........................0 MINUTES