Northern Sunsets


Muted sunset view from Lake McDonald Lodge – Glacier National Park, Montana

Living in the southern United States, we’re used to the sun setting by 8:30 in the evening, so enjoying this muted sunset at 9:30 pm in mid June 2009 while at Glacier National Park was a treat. There are a lot of things I love/enjoy about the northern latitudes / higher altitudes, the sunsets being near the top of that list. The mosquitoes that ate me alive while I snapped this and a number of other lakeshore images that evening, not so much.

If someone could explain why mosquitoes must continue to exist on earth, I’d be glad to hear it. Might not agree with the reasoning, but I’ll hear it out at least 😉

Curious when the sun will rise or set in a destination you’re traveling to? Pop over to Time and Date to find out. Many smaller towns aren’t listed — just type in the name of a larger city nearby.

Ever wonder when the latest a sunset will be where you live or are traveling? This article on EarthSky explains when as well as how.

  • chelsea jacobs - July 15, 2015 - 7:42 am

    So gorgeous!ReplyCancel

    • Christina - September 4, 2015 - 9:37 pm

      I could go for one of these sunsets right about now Chelsea … guess I’m gonna have to wait until wintertime here to see some colorful evening skies!ReplyCancel

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