Visibility essential to safety during dark winter months
11/13/2013 - EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Alaska experiences extended periods of darkness during the winter, with the most drastic change in daylight occurring during the months of ... you don't have your reflective belt on, do you have it?'"
Alaskans, are you ready for 18 hours of darkness?
Sunday will be the first date in six months where traveling even a few miles farther north means that it grows darker rather than lighter. And that will hold sway until the balance reverses in March. First, some equinox ... might do-si-do, but I have ...
In Quest To Harpoon A Comet, A Spacecraft Stalks Its Prey
Getting there has ... the darkness toward the comet. In January, it got in back in touch with Earth. "I was relieved; everyone was very relieved," says Matt Taylor, the Rosetta project scientist at the European Space Agency. For the past six months ...
Even In Perpetual Darkness, Arctic Sea Ice Coverage Drops To Record Lows
January was a very cold month ... of Alaska have a 70 percent likelihood of above-average temperatures even as the polar vortex shifts back down to bring cold temperatures to the the U.S. west of the Rockies. The Arctic has warmed by 2°C (3.6°F) since ...
Combating winter darkness
And it’s only going to get darker over the next few months ... have been warned to use the light in the morning. Exposure in the evening is rumored to give users too much energy to sleep. I will get through my first uninterrupted Alaska season of ...