December being our month with the shortest days, finds those of us with mountains close to the South with very little sun.
The Sun lies low on the horizon as it travels Westward behind the mountains. We don't get to see it til late afternoon when it comes out from behind the mountains as it travels West.
Today being Dec. 5th sunrise for the area was 9:51 AST and Sunset will be 3:46 AST.
These pictures were taken at 2:30 AST as the sun popped out in view. The first view is looking to the East from our front porch the second is looking to the South from our front Porch.
Todays Weather Updated: 03:55 PM AST on December 05, 1999
Observed at Birchwood Airport
10° F Windchill 6° F
Dewpoint 7° F
Wind SSW at 5 mph
Pressure 29.19 in
Conditions Clear >P> Visibility 10 miles
Sunrise 9:51 AM (AST)
Sunset 3:46 PM (AST)
Moon Rise 6:47 AM (AST)
Moon Set 3:39 PM (AST
The setting sun slips behind the Anchorage skyline recently in a view from the Ship Creek area near the small boat harbor. Days are shortening as the Dec. 21 winter solstice approaches. The sun will be up today for 5 hours and 46 minutes from 9:59 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., a loss of 2 minutes and 38 seconds from Tuesday. (BILL ROTH / Anchorage Daily News)