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"Land of the Midnight Sun" isn't just a clever term. On summer solstice in June, the sun is up before 4 a.m. and sets after 10 p.m. - that's 18 hours of daylight. Don't forget to get some sleep. From summer soltice to winter soltice in late December daylight hours slowly shrink to the shortest day when its light by 8:30 a.m. and getting dark by 3:30 p.m. Then the tide turns and daylight hours begin the ascent to summer solstice again.Visit the Sunrise/Sunset website for a detailed calendar for any city.

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