Alaska is a vast expanse of volcanoes, mountains, and ice. Alaska is the largest state in the United States. Alaska was included in the USA as the 49th state in 1959. Though Alaska is the state of the USA, the distance between Alaska and Russia is only 88 kilometers. The density of Alaska is very low because most of the area is covered by glaciers, rugged mountains, and active volcanoes and forests.
Best time to Visit Alaska
The summer season is the best time to visit Alaska. Though it is the shortest season (mid-May to mid-September), it is the driest and warm season. This season will offer you the most charm of Alaska, including the “Alaska RailRoad”. The picking season to visit Alaska started from mid-June to mid-August because of its diverse tour options, best weather, and best wildlife viewing opportunity.
National parks of Alaska
Along with other natural beauty, 17 national parks have been established in Alaska. No other state in the United States has many national parks like Alaska. The largest park in the USA, ” Wrangell-St Elias National Park & Preserve “is situated here in Alaska. The area of this park is 1.32 million acres, which is more significant than Denmark, Croatia, and Switzerland. Seven parks are situated here in Alaska, among the ten biggest parks in the USA.
The bio-diversity of Alaska
The biodiversity that exists throughout Alaska is as exotic as it is colorful. Travelers can see three types of bears in one place in the world in Alaska. Among those, the giant Terrestrial Polar Bear is pale white. The other two kinds of Bear looked brownish. The black Bear is also seen here and is known as the King Of Bear. Among the other terrestrial animal in Alaska, Caribou and Moose are particularly significant. Caribou are known Worldwide as raindeers and have a beautifully designed horns. But the title of the national terrestrial animal belongs to Moose.
The beauty of Alaska’s watershed
The beauty of Alaska’s Watershed is incredible. In this Lirr, there is three millions lake of different shape. And the number of Rivers is around 12 thousand. Watersheds occupy about 15 percent of the area of Alaska. However, the surface of the watershed remains covered most of the year. Among the aquatic animal of Alaska, Bow Headed Whale is honored as a National animal.
Weather of Alaska
The climate of Alaska is mainly winter as it is located inside the North Pole Circle. It snows here for 12 months of the year. It has the highest temperature in July. And in January it went down to the lowest. The average temperature in July is 10° to 25° Celsius, and in January it is -5° to 15° Celsius.
The Mid Night sun
Besides severe winter, as Alaska is situated inside the pole circle, there remains a long three-month day in some regions of Alaska. This means that the sun does not set below the horizon at this time. Again the sun does not rise above the horizon for three months in these areas for about three months of the year. So the people of these areas get a chance to enjoy the continuous night. At that time sun is seen at Mid Night. Visitors can enjoy both night and day from the same place in Alaska, which is a rare occurrence in the world.