08/03/13 - 5:10pm
JUNEAU, Alaska — For the first time since May, the sun has set in what is billed as the northernmost city in the United States.
According to the National Weather Service, the first sunset in Barrow, Alaska, since May 10 occurred at 1:57 a.m. Friday. The sun rose again at 3:12 a.m.
Barrow has continuous daylight for so long because of its location, hundreds of miles north of the Arctic Circle, and the tilt of the earth’s axis of rotation.