A city in Alaska, US, has bid goodbye to the Sun for 2020 and the solar will subsequent rise within the city of Utqiagvik in 2021. Formerly often called Barrow, the solar final set within the city of Utqiagvik on November 19, 2020. The city will subsequent see daylight after a protracted hole of over 60 days.
Utqiagvik is situated on the north of the Arctic Circle. The small city has now entered its annual section of darkness. This phenomenon is called polar evening and it happens throughout winters. The polar evening takes place due to the lean of the axis of the Earth.
According to scientists, the polar evening happens within the northernmost and southernmost areas of the Earth when the evening lasts for greater than 24 hours. It is to be famous that this distinctive pure phenomenon happens solely contained in the polar circles.
“Polar night is a normal phenomenon that happens every winter for Barrow (Utqiagvik), and any other towns inside the Arctic circle. This tilt makes it so that none of the Sun’s disc is visible above the horizon,” stated CNN meteorologist Allison Chinchar.
Chinchar added that although the city has entered the section of darkness it does not means that the city will be merged in darkness. He famous that a lot of the daytime hours will undergo intervals often called civil twilight.
“Think of what the sky looks like just before sunrise, or just after sunset. That is what they see for several hours a day, from now until January 22, when the sun will “officially rise” again,” stated Chinchar.
The people of Utqiagvik city expertise in summer time is the exact opposite when there are 24 hours of daylight.