Longest day of the year is Saturday!

Sun at southernmost point

“The sun reaches its northernmost point in the sky on Saturday, June 21, at 6:51 a.m. EDT. This is called the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, and the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. “

 

“The sun will reach its northernmost point in the sky — known as the summer solstice — Saturday. Earth’s closest star will seem to pause briefly before beginning its move southward again. In the Northern Hemisphere, this marks the longest day of the year.

Because of Earth’s tilt of 23.4 degrees to its orbit, the noon sun will appear to rise and fall in the sky over the course of the year. The two extremes of this apparent movement are called the solstices, derived from the Latin words for “sun stationary.”

For more information, see http://www.space.com/26284-summer-solstice-longest-day-year.html?cmpid=514630_20140619_26254946

 

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