Sun refuses to sink below the horizon in Alaska

TRAVELLERS often talk about chasing the 'endless summer'.

But some Alaskan residents are currently soaking up the rays 24 hours a day according to new footage that has shed, ahem, some light on the situation.

In the video, which was filmed by FAA Aviation Weather Cameras in Point Hope, the sun cruises along the horizon, never rising nor setting.

Locals living north of the Arctic Circle experience this "midnight sun" as the Summer Solstice approaches with Barrows, the state's northernmost community experiencing an eternal sunset from May 10 to August 2.

Some regions south of the Circle do get a few hours of darkness for some shut eye - about four hours to be exact!

Things to do in 24-hour days:

  • Really work on your tan
  • Experience a 24-hour time dial
  • Wish upon just one star

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