Skies may clear Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to allow a glimpse of the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn.
Above the Arctic circle, there’s no daylight on the solstice. Fairbanks has about 3.5 hours. Anchorage, 5.5 hours and Juneau a bit more than six hours.
If you don’t know why Earth has a solstice — or seasons, for that matter — you are in good company, says astrophysicist Adam Frank. But he’s going to clear it up for you.