News Display: Summer Solstice
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 06/01/2017
Uploaded: 07/10/2017
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries Archive, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, News Displays
Tags: ancient rituals, orbit, revolution, Science education, Summer Solstice

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Description/Abstract: News Display: Summer Solstice, Wednesday, 6/21


June 21st, 2017 marks the onset of summer, at the time of the longest day. June solstice is the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, and the exact timing depends on when the sun reaches its northernmost point from the equator. Farmer's Almanac predicts 12:24am. Higher in the sky throughput the day, the sun's rays strike Earth at a more direct angle, and typically the sun is seen the longest, even if it is not the hottest day of the year.

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