The shortest day of the year in North Pole Alaska


The long Polar Night

The North Pole will be at its maximum tilt away from the sun, making it the shortest day of the year and the beginning of winter solstice.

The Northern lights and stars are spectacular this time of year!

For Alaskans and Northerners alike it is the darkest day of the year with only a few hours of Polar light or Twilight.

The very next day we begin to gain sun light until it is the time of  ~ The Long Polar Day, with only a few hours of Twilight darkness for the night.

The longest day of the year is the beginning of summer solstice, in mid – June.  This is the best time to explore the North, but don’t expect to get much sleep in the season of light!

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