Everywhere on the planet receives the same amount of daylight, whether you are on the equator or standing at the north pole exactly one-half the year is spent in darkness the other half in light. When that daylight is received is dependent on your geographic location. At the equator you can pretty much expect to have 12 hours of day and 12 of night each day year round, I think that’s why it’s called the equator. At the poles you can expect to be in total darkness for the bulk of the winter with much of the summer not seeing the sunset. At the poles during the summer a candle light dinner is really not an option nor are sunset cocktails. Although I’m far from the north pole, to be honest I’ve yet to be awake for an Alaskan sunset or see the sunrise.
I’m currently in Seward, Alaska at a latitude of 58 degrees north, which is pretty far north. The sunset here is currently around 10:30pm and the sunrise is around 4am with both of those numbers getting closer together each day as we approach the summer solstice on June 21 and the evening sky never really gets “pitch black” more of just dark. The photo is of the “Aquanator” which is the fishing tender which I’m working on for the summer. We are in the process of getting it ready to go in the water with a scheduled launch this Sunday which I’m not sure we’ll make as we have TONS of projects to complete before launching. I’ll go into detail on that in the next post.
And if you came here for a cool recipe, sorry. I’ve been busy working on getting the Aquanator ready for the season with the salmon fishing starting just around the corner. I almost forgot to mention that there are several types of salmon that we will be transporting, reds, kings, silvers, pinks and dogs. On a separate note I did enjoy an awesome dinner out last night, fresh Alaskan Halibut, one of the many benefits of the job, stat tuned more to come!