Thursday, June 21, 2007

Fun and shuns under the Midnight Sun

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 ( 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.
Happy Solstice.

JUNE 21 2007..........SUNRISE 259 AM ADT SUNSET 1248 AM ADT
JUNE 22 2007..........SUNRISE 259 AM ADT SUNSET 1248 AM ADT

GAIN SINCE YESTERDAY........................0 MINUTES


Anonymous said...

Awesome photos on yahoo. They're FABULOUS! And of one of my favorite things, the Midnight Sun Game. You absolutely captured it. Gotta love Fairbanks this time of year. Thanks for coming out to the QuasiPseudo show! Love and flowers, Lib

Theresa said...

I put you and Libby up on my blog. And a link to your rad photos. Come check it out, yo.

AKbushbaby said...

Ummm I already did, silly! I read your blog like it was, like it was, like it was something really, really important that I have to read every day...because it is! And BTW, you can't shun and then talk. Once you've shunned, the talking's done. See? Now if I was going to shun you, which I would never do, I would now say shun because I'm done. For now.

Theresa said...

Oh, now I get it. The shunning must end for the mouth to start squawking. I'm such an awkward gawker. I'll leave the cool sayings to you, coo coo ca choo!