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Go back to sleep, sun. It's 3:00 am (PHOTO)

Glacier Bay Bay National Park — Summer Solstice 2013 — 3:00 a.m.
Glacier Bay Bay National Park — Summer Solstice 2013 — 3:00 a.m.
Photo: National Park Service

Sunrise, sunset? 

From America's Great Outdoors — a Tumblr project of the U.S. Department of the Interior collecting images of America's public lands — comes this photo taken yesterday at 3:00 a.m., a time rightly considered the middle of the night:

Would you believe this photo was taken at 3:00 AM yesterday morning? It was photographed in a secluded inlet within Glacier Bay National Park yesterday on the Summer Solstice, or the longest day of the year. The sunrise was at 3:56 AM and sunset at 10:15 PM, which made for 18 hours and 20 minutes of daylight. How cool is that?

Glacier Bay National Park in the southeast Alaskan wilderness covers "3.3 million acres of rugged mountains, dynamic glaciers, temperate rainforest, wild coastlines, and deep sheltered fjords," writes the National Park Service:

Glacier Bay National Park is a highlight of Alaska's Inside Passage and part of a 25-million acre World Heritage Site-one of the world’s largest international protected areas. From summit to sea, Glacier Bay offers limitless opportunities for adventure and inspiration

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