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If you like lots of SUNLIGHT today is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemsiphere. Today marks the Summer Solistice.
Alaska typically has really long days with the chance for sunshine for most of the day during the summer especially near the solistice.
Northern Sweden is another place with some days with lots of SUNLIGHT in the summer. SUNLIGHT can do amazing things to our moods and emotions. Some people have said that when there is SUNSHINE the people in Sweden become the best version of themselves.
From late May until mid-July places north of the Arctic Circle including parts of Alaska and Sweden, the sun never sets.
About 25% of Alaska and 15% of Sweden lies within the Arctic Circle.
SUNSHINE in Alaska and Sweden is special after long dark winters.
I am a fan of the show The Last Alaskans the mood of the people profiled when there is SUNSHINE during an episode is telling and obvious.
Darkness and SUNSHINE both trigger the release of hormones in our brains. Those hormones do effect our mood. SUNSHINE will release Serotonin. It is associated with boosting mood and helping a person feel calm and focused.
Darkness on the other hand triggers the release of Melatonin which causes us to sleep.
Where ever you are in the Northern Hemisphere enjoy the longest day of the year.