January 4th marked my three-year anniversary of moving to the Arctic. Unfortunately, I didn't remember that significant milestone until the end of the day ... and then thought I really should have done something special to commemorate ... but I didn't! Instead I noticed we had a beautiful moonrise, so I went out and took these photos.
The sun is back as well, and it came back about 4 days early this year! I'm sure there's a scientific explanation why we saw it on January 2nd, when we usually don't see it until about the 6th or 7th. But we're not complaining - it's nice to see the sun again. When I'm not stuck indoors working, I will try to get a photo or two.