Category Archives: Sunrises and sunsets

Days are getting shorter: Sunrises and sunsets

A nice view of the East Channel of the Mackenzie River. This photo was taken from Inuvik’s main street with a zoom lens.

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Blue sunset

Sunsets are getting earlier…this photo was taken around 6pm on the bike ride home from work. Yes it is colder, but one type of beauty is replaced with another.

Trip to Paulatuk, part 1: A little community by the ocean

Paulatuk has about 400 people and is located on the shore of the now-frozen Beaufort Sea.

Local activities include hunting for caribou and fish species like arctic char.

Notice this above photo: That’s a polar bear pelt left to dry!

Enjoy a few scenes of this little community:

Tuktoyaktuk on a sunny afternoon part 4

Here’s the bay in Tuktoyaktuk which is the beginning of the ice road. In the distane are a pingo and the beginnings of a tee-pee shape.

Beautiful sun in the afternoon

A raven enjoys the sunset around 5:30 in the afternoon, before flying away.

The days are now getting longer.

The sun returns to the arctic circle

The sun is back!

It had been about 30 days since people in town had last seen it.

Now the days will continue to get longer by a few minutes a day.

Beautiful sunrise at 1pm on the Dempster Highway

This time of year there is a beautiful pink hue to the sky during long sunrises. Some friends and I took a car to Tsiigehtchic on the weekend for some sightseeing.

The sun was still very orange around 1:30pm…and it was dark by 4:30.