With its last sunset until August, the season of perpetual daylight begins in Barrow, Alaska

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It’s out of the darkness and into perpetual light for the community of Barrow.

The northernmost community in the United States saw the sun rise at 2:37 a.m. Monday, and it won’t set again until 2:09 a.m. Aug. 2.

Dave Anderson, local manager of the Barrow National Weather Service station, said it wasn’t possible to see the sunset early Monday morning. Cloud cover and some light snow flurries kept the sun tucked away.

“It just got a little dim and then started getting bright again,” Anderson said of the short 28 minutes between sunset and sunrise Monday.

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