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Sun on the Other Side of the Earth

Sun on the Other Side of the Earth

  • Author: admin
  • Date Posted: Jun 24, 2013
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As we got close to the Arctic Circle in Summer, the concept of night was evaporating.

I drove the first shift from Fairbanks to Coldfoot, and Glenn elected to do the 2nd shift to Prudhoe Bay.  As I was driving up the foothills, I realized I was driving north and the sun was directly in front of me.  It dawned on my that at this particular moment, it was surpassing midnight, and the sun was still on the horizon.  Somewhere in Russia, the sun was high in the sky, but we are on the other side of the earth and it’s still visible.  Amazing experience.