The final sunrise/set of the year occurred in Alert today. A gaggle of people headed off to Crystal Mountain this morning to view the last glimpse of the sun. Some took off on snowmobiles leftover from a spring exercise, and even more piled into BV’s. I stayed in to work, as I didn’t think much would be seen. The snowmobilers arrived first, and viewed what looked like sunlight behind some clouds. Then the rest arrived in BV’s, just as it fogged in – they saw nothing. I saw pretty much what they saw, without going anywhere. I like my photo of the sunlight actually hitting the ground from the other day.
Dinner was served at 1700 hrs (5pm) , and then a bunch headed out for a bonfire. I was in & out all day today, so I stayed inside where it is a bit warmer. It was around -20C out there today. I’ll stay put where it is 40 degrees warmer, thank you very muchly!
I was going to take a photo at 1220 EDT, the official setting of the sun, but it was all white. Just look at a free patch of this web page, and that is pretty much what I saw outside for most of the day!