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Longest Day Of The Year

Post  Logan on Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:40 am

Happy Summer Solstice
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Like a giant timepiece, Earth and sun are configured for the summer solstice once again. This year it happens June 21, the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. The sun will be up a fraction of a second longer than the day prior or the day after. (The length of the full day, including night, does not change, of course.)

To grasp how it works, one must understand Earth's cockeyed leanings and some celestial configurations that even the ancients knew something about.

Our planet is tilted 23.5 degrees on its spin axis. On June 21 this year (some years it's June 20), the North Pole is pointing toward the sun as much as is possible.

If you've been waiting for the chance to get more done during the day, Today is your day, but only by a fraction of a second. Unfortunately it's another rainy day, here in Central Jersey. No outdoor fun today. I'm beginning to feel water-logged. This has been one soggy June to date. If things don't begin to dry out, I think I will rust.
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Re: Longest Day Of The Year

Post  Wilks on Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:31 am

Logan wrote:If things don't begin to dry out, I think I will rust.
scratch Sorry about that Rusty! lol!
I'll send some of my sun your way. sunny
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Re: Longest Day Of The Year

Post  Celsius on Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:32 pm

It may be your Summer Solstice, but it's the beginning of Winter down here.
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