Life, art, and science on a research cruise in the Chukchi Sea
Monday, May 19, 2014
Land of the Midnight Sun
Amanda and I got up at 4am today because the bridge paged us about wildlife. We got all bundled up and went up there and it turned out to just be one seal, but it was totally worth getting up for the light! So this is what it looks like in the middle of the night above the Arctic Circle in May. The sun just skims the horizon for a few hours and then goes right back up, it's never dark and the sun is never below the horizon. It almost makes me want to get up for an hour in the middle of the night every night just to see it.