Barrow sees first sunset in 3 months

Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2005

BARROW (AP) — Residents of the northernmost community in the U.S. saw their first sunset in almost three months.

The sun went down at 1:59 a.m. Tuesday for the first time since May 10. It rose about an hour later at 3:09 a.m. The sunset was easily seen from shore by a handful of spectators.

Some of Barrow's 4,500 residents had mixed views of the sunset, which brings with it shortening days.

Once the sun sets, each night will get progressively darker until Nov. 18, when the sun will go down until Jan. 23, said Dave Stricklan of the U.S. Weather Service in Barrow.

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