One Man's Alaska

A very slow Wasilla sunrise

October 16, 2010

With a clear sky this morning, I noticed a faint glow of sunlight on the horizon at about 7:15 this morning, but now at 9:00 a.m., the sun has yet to rise; the faint glow behind the treeline just turned from some sort of light source to a red sky, then pink, and it's now a yellow glow, still beneath the horizon. Assuming the sun still isn't up by 9:15 a.m., that's a very slow 'sunrise' of about two hours.

(The red sky reminds me of a phrase my mom used to say: "Red sky in morning, sailors take warning; Red sky at night, sailor's delight.")

In other news, we had a brief snow flurry yesterday afternoon, and as I look at the weather forecast, we're scheduled for a 30% chance of snow and rain for the next five days.

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