"Land of the Midnight Sun" isn't just a clever term. On summer solstice in June, the sun is up by 4:30 a.m. and sets just before midnight in the Inside Passage region of Alaska. That's more than 19 hours of daylight! Don't forget to get some sleep. From summer solstice to winter solstice in late December, daylight hours slowly shrink to the shortest day when its light by 10 a.m. and getting dark by 4 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 at www.sunrisesunset.com.

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