One Man's Alaska

Fires raging in Alaska

Date Created: June 22, 2007

As I work on this blog on June 21, 2007, I noticed that something was very wrong outside. Today is the longest day of the year, and it's supposed to be sunny today, but the light from the sun is a yellowish orange color. Is there an eclipse?

No, there isn't. There are fires raging nearby.

Since I haven't caught up on the blog-writing I won't ruin that suspense by saying where in Alaska I am, other than to say that it's 4:26 p.m. on June 21, and the clouds from the fire are making it darker here than it's been in a while.

Here are a couple of pictures to show what it looks like right now.

This picture shows the yellowish tint to the sunlight shining on my cabin:

The yellow-orange tint to the sunlight shining on my cabin home

This picture shows the dense smoke surrounding the local airfield:

The smoke surrounding the airfield

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