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McCall Glacier terminus at 3AM (28 June 08 03:49)
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The terminus of McCall Glacier is illuminated by the glow of the midnight sun.  Even though it is sunny, not much ice gets melted due to the low sun angle.

Copyright: Matt Nolan
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11756x5878
Taken: 28/06/2008
Uploaded: 19/03/2009
Updated: 27/08/2014
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Tags: mccall glacier; glacier; ice; anwr
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