Longest Day

People from around here (up north) are aware that the summer days are unbelievably long.  So are the shadows on a summer evening.  If you are reading this blog from afar, you might be interested to know that on June 20th, our “longest day” of 2012, the sun was up for 17 hours, 24 minutes and 51 seconds.  Actually, probably a bit longer since these times are for Grande Prairie, the nearest city to the south.  The sun made an appearance at 5:15 a.m. and set at 10:40 p.m.  Keep in mind that means that the pre-dawn and dusky light lingered for a while on either side of those 17 hours, 24 minutes and 51 seconds.  Amazing, and we love it!

What did you do on the longest day?  Fish?  Study for those finals?  Go to bed anyway?  If you want to tell, we want to know!  Just hit the comment button below 🙂

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2 Responses to Longest Day

  1. When I was about 11 years old and living in Dawson Creek, I did a reading test on the longest day. I went outside with a book at about 10:45 p.m. and was astounded that it was really light enough to read at that time. It was amazing to have so much daylight. Loved it!

    • townspirit says:

      It’s especially lovely because it is evening light with all its colours that lasts for hours. It’s 10:30 p.m. now and light enough to read a chapter or two 🙂

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