Photo of the day – Homer Alaska

Photo of the day – Homer Alaska

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The last days of summer in Homer Alaska

 

Homer is a city found in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.s. state of Alaska. As indicated by the 2010 Census, the populace is 5,003. Long known as The “Halibut Fishing Capital of the World.” Homer is additionally nicknamed “the end of the street,” and all the more as of late, “the universe sized villa by the ocean.”

Geology

Homer is placed at 59°38’35” North, 151°31’33” West (59.643059, −151.525900).[3] Homer is on the shore of Kachemak Bay on the southwest side of the Kenai Peninsula. Its most recognizing gimmick is the Homer Spit, a limited 4.5 mi (7.2 km)) long rock bar that reaches out into the straight, on which is found the Homer Harbor. A great part of the coastline and additionally the Homer Spit sank significantly amid the Good Friday Earthquake in March 1964. After the quake, next to no vegetation could get by on the Homer Spit. As per the United States Census Bureau, the town has an aggregate range of 22.4 square miles (58 km2), of which, 10.6 square miles (27 km2) is area and 11.9 square miles (31 km2) is water. The aggregate range is 52.83% water.

Climate

Likewise with much of South Central Alaska, Homer has a moderate subarctic atmosphere (Köppen Dsc) because of the cool summers. Winters are cold and long yet not especially chilly, considering the scope, with the normal January high just somewhat underneath solidifying. Snow midpoints 50 creeps (127 cm) for every season, falling fundamentally from November through March, with some aggregation in October and April, and once in a while in May. There are 7 nights of sub-0 °f (−18 °c) lows every year, and the zone straddles the outskirt between USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 5b and 6a,[4] showing a normal yearly least of around −10 °f (−23 °c). Summers are cool because of the marine impact, with 75 °f (24 °c) highs or 55 °f (13 °c) lows being amazingly uncommon. Amazing temperatures have run from −24 °f (−31 °c) on January 28–29, 1989 up to 84

Photo of the day – Homer Alaska

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JOHN J GENTRY'S BIO: John J Gentry is a lifelong adventure travel enthusiast and international manager, Philanthropist, and ex-solder. Spent 2011-2015 developing an international team in HsinChu, Taiwan. Early on he spent the better part of the 90’s working with the US Army in Germany, Iraq and Kuwait. For kicks, he studied in Alaska 2008-2010 international history for a greater understanding in his adventure travels. He has had some great experiences, and successes traveling around the world documenting his travels with his family via ExploreTraveler.com

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