Under the midnight sun

In celebration of the longest day of the year, here are some pictures of what it is like in Alaska. All of them taken at the same spot, different time of the day.

‘Night’ 4:00 a.m.


6:00 a.m.


Anytime between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m.


Sunset 11:40  p.m.


Midnight Sun


And now, a picture of a happy snowiener!


And another one!



15 Responses to “Under the midnight sun”

  1. Marcie

    Wow, that’s so interesting! Does your longest day of the year typically take place a couple days before summer officially begins? Don’t you also get long ‘nights’ during the winter there? Is it pretty easy to get used to, or do you find it harder to sleep with lots of daylight and wanting to sleep more with lots of darkness?

    • snowieners

      The longest day of the year is at the Summer solstice (Jun 21st). The shortest is at winter solstice (Dec 21st). We gain daylight everyday form the winter solstice to the summer solstice, then we start to lose it until winter solstice.
      Both summer and winter can be very hard, especially for newcomers. It’s so difficult to sleep during summer. Lots of people use blackouts, but it’s never the same. I caught myself a few times doing crazy stuff like de weeding the garden at 10 p.m. Or walking the dogs. But I was not the only one.

      • Marcie

        I figured it would line up like that with the dates of when summer officially begins. I could see how it could all be challenging with the sleep schedule. So interesting!

  2. Christine and Riley

    Wow!! Thanks for posting those. I hope you do one in 6 months so we can see the difference… or will it just be black?

    • snowieners

      Pretty much. Shortest day is 6 hours and this is counting the long dawn and dusk. Thanks for the idea. I’ll post the winter solstice one later on.

  3. Piranha Banana

    Beyond cool – thanks for sharing. I’ve always wondered, and no no more! WOOF! Love the happy weenie photos too!

  4. hutchagoodlife

    That is a lovely happy smiley doggy face!

    Happy Wednesday!

    Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basil

  5. SUGAR: Golden Woofs

    Sunset at 11:40 wow! What a happy cute SMILE. My WW today was taken on a soccer field too. Happy BlogPaws WW. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  6. Athena

    That’s great. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. Cinnamon (@Vluvscinnamon)

    It looks like Snowieners enjoys their sunshine. Hope you have a Wonderful sunny Wednesday!

  8. Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom

    That is so cool! Thanks for sharing it, I’ve never seen that before, Happy Wednesday!

  9. Toni Martin

    Good luck with your summer nights! Ya se acostumbraron o todavía las sufren? Tus perros son divinos! Qué padre que compartes. Abrazos a los cuatro!

    • snowieners

      Es difícil acostumbrarse cuando todo cambia todo el tiempo. Ya no nos sorprende, eso sí. Abrazos también.

  10. Miss Harper Lee

    Love those happy wieners! And we are fascinated by your midnight sun. Happy summer to you!

  11. Coralee and Finn

    That is amazing! We’re getting ready to celebrate summer solstice tomorrow – my favorite day of the year – but not quite as long as yours! Happy Summer!

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