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Our departure maps are updated daily to show the difference between the current temperature and expected temperature, based on 30 years of previously values.

Arctic Sea Ice Extent: January 13, 2022

January 13, 2022: Over the past week, the sea ice has now increased at a rate of of 1.83% from the level on 01/06/2022 of 13.536 M km2 to 13.788 M km2 for this week.

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Winter Solstice Daylight

This year, astronomical winter starts on December 21 at 6:59 AKST.  The amount of daylight, as well as the timing of sunrise and sunset, vary considerably across the state on the shortest day of the year.  For example, locations north of the Arctic Circle will not see the sun rise on the solstice, while the …

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