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Barrow, Alaska in darkness on Monday

On Friday, the sun set for the final time in Barrow, Alaska, as the city plunges into polar darkness for the next two months and, in December, formally changes its name to Utqiaġvik, according to Alaska Dispatch News.

The next dawn in Utqiaġvik will be January 22, 2017, the first sunlight under its new name, an Inupiaq word that the wider area of Barrow has long gone by. The city of around 4,300 was incorporated in 1958 and originally took its name from nearby Point Barrow, named by a Royal Navy officer in 1825.

The city is the northernmost in the U.S. and each year spends a couple of months in darkness, owing to its position hundreds of miles north of the Arctic Circle, and about 2,000 miles northwest of Seattle.

Residents recently voted to permanently change the town’s name to honor indigenous peoples and the area’s roots. Locals seem relaxed about Barrow’s final sunset. As ADN reports, the sun “was nowhere to be seen” on Friday, and Qaiyaan Harcharek, a Barrow City Council member who led the drive to change the name, said the event didn’t have much of an effect on him.  “I didn’t put much thought to it,” Harcharek told ADN.

“hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”

-desmond tutu

credits: alaska dispatch news, erik shilling, university of alaska- fairbanks, atlas obscura

‘the sun is new each day.’ – heraclitus

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a new sun and adventure await

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a morning tea 

provided by an american

who fell in love with an irishman and never left

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a sweet guy who came with the room

love and protection free of charge

not yet ready for morning


“i get up in the morning looking for an adventure.”

-george foreman

aran islands, ireland

sundial house, cushendall, northern ireland, uk

 

father and sun.

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some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot,

others transform a yellow spot into the sun.
– pablo picasso


“the best way to make children good is to make them happy.”
– oscar wilde

happy father’s day and summer solstice

may you have many bright hours today

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