Even if the name “Utqiaġvik” it might look like a password code, we’re talking about a small town in Alaska that won’t see the sun for the next two months due to the tilt of the Earth’s axis.
That in Alaska there are curious gelatinous fish and continuous oddities is now clear to everyone, but the town with an unusual and particular name is located in the northernmost part of America and precisely 750 kilometers north-west of Fairbanks, located just north of the Arctic Circle. Utqiaġvik it hosts approximately 4,500 people and most of the residents are natives Iñupiat of Alaska.
Temperatures never go above 15 degrees and in winter it can even drop to 45 degrees below zero. Well yes, the famous polar night began right in this extreme place. The sun set for the last time on November 18th and will not arise before January 23, 2023.
However, the population of this magical city will not be in total darkness for the next 65 days. The twilight defined in this case as “civil”, in fact occurs for several hours during the period of the polar night e it will provide enough light during what would generally be daylight hours.
But why is all this happening? This comes from the tilt of the axis on which our beloved planet rotates. At higher latitudes, the sun can stay completely below the horizon even throughout the day.
This would be precisely what gave life to the so-called polar nights. Apparently therefore, we don’t only need to live in quantum cities to be able to find peculiarities, our world is in fact often much more fascinating!