Notable places nearby include the city of Fairbanks, the town of McCarthy, the villages of Whitehorse and Haines, and the Alaskan Wildlife Conse...
Most people know that sunset is the time when the sun goes down. But did you know that the sun doesn't actually set? Instead, Earth rotates into darkness, giving us the illusion that the sun is setting. So what causes sunset?
Well, it's a combination of things. The Earth's atmosphere scatters sunlight in every direction, but blue and violet light are scattered more than other colors. This is why the sky is usually blue during the daytime. As the sun gets lower in the sky, the atmosphere becomes thicker and more dense.
This scattering of sunlight happens to a greater extent, and we see red and orange light more than blue and violet light. That's why sunset is usually a beautiful red or orange color. So next time you see sunset, remember that you're actually seeing Earth rotate into darkness!
Anvik is located on the Yukon River in the northeastern corner of Alaska. The town is in the valley of the Yukon River, near the place where the river exits the Alaska Range. The city is approximately 226 miles northeast of Fairbanks, and 225 miles southwest of Anchorage.
Anvik is the seat of the Municipality of the Census Area of the Denali National Park and Preserve and is also part of the Unorganized Borough. The population was 3,294 at the 2000 census. Anvik is the commercial center of a region of some 32,000 people, many of whom are traditional Athabascans. The economy is based on tourism, subsistence, and commercial fishing.
The climate in Anvik is subarctic tundra climate. Summers are short, cool, and damp, with a 24-hour average temperature of 37 degrees. Winters are long and cold, with a 24-hour average temperature of about 32 degrees. The average annual precipitation is about 28 inches.
Notable attractions in Anvik include the Jacob Mark II visitor center, the town's only sustained commercial activity (it's home to the Denali Ultra-Lite airline, a tour operator, a clothing store, a cafe, a post office, and a small general store), and the adjacent Denali National Park and Preserve. The Yukon Riverwalk bridges the river near the visitor center, and there's a boat launch and fishing pier near the town's center. Nearby are many hiking trails, including the Tongass National Forest's Porcupine Trail, the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park's Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Trail, and the Troymyre Hills.
Notable places nearby include the city of Fairbanks, the town of McCarthy, the villages of Whitehorse and Haines, and the Alaskan Wildlife Conservation Center.}
As the sun sets, the sky slowly grows dark. For many people, this is a time to relax and wind down for the day. But have you ever wondered exactly when it gets dark? The answer may surprise you.
Did you know that darkness actually begins long before the sun sets? As the sun gets lower in the sky, its light has to travel through more atmosphere. This filters out some of the blue light, making the sun look redder. At the same time, shadows get longer and darker. So by the time the sun finally dips below the horizon, darkness has already begun to fall.
Of course, not all places on Earth experience darkness at the same time. Near the equator, the sun sets and rises almost directly overhead. This means that there is less of a difference between daytime and nighttime. Closer to the poles, however, the sun stays low in the sky for much of the year. This leads to longer periods of darkness during wintertime.