2015-12-20 – BREAKING NEWS: Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have informed EightOh9 News that the sun will rise in Chicago on Tuesday, December 22, at 7:17 AM, ending a spectacular SuperNight. (Times in your locality may vary.)
SuperNights are a rare astronomical phenomenon that occurs only once every 365 or 366 days, according to NOAA. NOAA stresses, however, that SuperNights are perfectly normal and that no one should worry that the unusually long absence of the sun from the sky indicates that it will not return. This year it will return at 7:17 AM on Tuesday after being gone for 14 hours, 52 minutes, and 16 seconds.
NOAA assures EightOh9 News that the day-night cycle will continue for the foreseeable future with additional seconds added to solar visibility each cycle at least until sometime next June.
Stay tuned to EightOh9 as this story develops.