The sun will be setting at 10:30 p.m. tonight and Anchorage will lose five minutes of sunlight. That might not seem like a big deal but to many of us-it is deeply depressing.
In December, on my birthday, the sun won't show his light until 10 a.m and will fade from the sky by 3:40 in the afternoon. That's less than six hours of light in my city. It's worse on the North Slope where the sun won't rise for weeks at a time.
We've had almost two weeks of rain, the leaves are starting to drift and I am NOT ready to say goodbye to summer.
Just not ready for long johns, studded tires and being frozen for five straight months.