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Summer Solstice

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Summer Solstice



Date When : June 21, 2014; June 21, 2015; June 20, 2016; June 21, 2017

Summer Solstice is sometimes referred to as "Midsummer" Litha". It's the longest day of the year. The amount of daylight only goes down from here....for the next six months (more on that later). Summer Solstice is the meteorological start of summer. It's time to enjoy vacations, great weather, pools, baseballs, and everything else that goes along with the favorite season of kids and most adults. Grab your favorite beverage and enjoy the season, because for many of us it is all too short.



Did you know? The sun does not set at the North Pole today. There is 24 hours of sunlight. Does it make up for that cold day in December when the sun does not rise above the horizon? No, but on this day it sure does feel good wherever you are!



More Information:

Summer Solstice educational, great for school reports
www.infoplease.com/spot/
solstice.html


Summer Solstice: A celebration of the Sun from Alaska Science Forum, provides some interesting information and facts about the sun.
www2.gi.alaska.edu/Scien
ceForum/ASF12/1239.html


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