If you are worried about not getting enough sun in Saskatchewan this winter there is a northern city in Alaska that won’t see the sun until January 23.
They are kicking off another round of a phenomenon that’s referred to as “polar night”.
Thats right the residents of Utqiaġvik also known as Barrow in Alaska, saw the final sunset for 2018 on Sunday. Now the city will be in darkness until the sun rises on January 23, 2019.
If you think two months of darkness is depressing, let me tell you about a Canadian City called Grise Fiord, the most northern permanently populated region in Canada, which is in the midst of about 100 days of darkness.
The people who live in Grise Fiord won’t see sunlight again until February 10, 2019. Its last sunset of 2018 was at the end of October.
This video is from 2014 but it shows you what it looks like in Utqiaġvik, Alaska. I couldn’t find one from Grise Fiord but id think it would look quite similar.