Sun sets in northern Alaska city and won't rise for another 65 days

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For the residents of Utqiagvik, Alaska - the light is at the end of a very long tunnel. 

The sun set in the town, formerly known as Barrow, at 1:43 p.m. on Sunday and won't rise above the horizon for another 65 days, KTUU reports

The occurrence, called a "polar night," is when a location experiences 24 hours with no sunrise.

The Town of Utqiagvik will see its next sunrise on January 23, 2019.