How many hours of daylight does alaska get each day?
The number of hours of daylight in Alaska depends on the time of year, as well as the area in the state. In Barrow, at the very top of Alaska, there is a 2 month period in winter where there is no daylight at all, the sun doesn't rise. South of the Arctic Circle there is always at least a little daylight even during those 2 months. Naturally in the summer the opposite effect takes place above the Arctic Circle, Barrow has sunlight for 85 days straight! Areas south of the Circle get some hours of darkness.
Updated on Wednesday, February 01 2012 at 05:59PM EST