This town in Alaska won't see the sun again for 2 months
(CNN/KAKE) - If you're a night owl, you may want to consider spending your winters in northern Alaska.
Utqiagvik, Alaska, formerly known as Barrow, experiences its last sunrise and sunset on Friday for over two months. The town of about 4,000 people is beginning its 65-day period of darkness, known as polar night.
Polar night is a common term in places that don't experience sunrise for more than 24 hours, according to CNN. The northern third of Alaska lies above the Arctic Circle, the ring of latitude that encircles the frigid Arctic polar region.
Although Utqiagvik is not the only Alaskan town to experience this phenomenon, it is the first one on the polar night location list because of how far north it is.
For about one to two months, the residents of Kaktovik, Point Hope and Anaktuvuk Pass will also be without the sun.
The sun officially sets at 1:43 p.m. local time on the 18th in Utqiagvik, starting its 65-day hiatus from the sun. It won't peek above the horizon again until January 23, 2023.