Thursday, June 12, 2008

Daylight in Alaska

Question: How many hours of daylight does Seward have in September?

Answer: According to the history feature of the Weather Underground, daylight in Seward, Alaska varies from 14h 09m on September 1st to 11h 32m on September 30th.

Daylight in Alaska is another thing that varies across our large state. For an overview of how much it can vary, check out the Alaska Geophysical Institute's page on Daylight in Alaska at http://akclimate.org/tourist/daylight.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The equinox happens in September. The whole planet has roughly 12 hours of daylight then.

Daniel said...

You're right about that. The same thing happens during the spring equinox in March. But it still seemed worth it to highlight the two and a half hour light loss during September. That might make you plan your hiking afternoon differently at the start of September than the end of September.