What is the summer solstice?

Written by The Night Sky Guy on June 20, 2012 – 3:23 pm -

Today, on June 20th at 7:09 pm Eastern Time everyone in the Northern Hemisphere will be officially kicking off the summer season. But did you know that the June solstice is actually  a special astronomical moment we are marking on the calendar?

Here is my short video explanation of what is going on celestially speaking on the solstice (Taped in 2011 – so date mentioned is wrong – but applies to every year)


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2 Responses to “What is the summer solstice?”

  1. By Carlos dos Santos on Jun 22, 2012 | Reply

    I am off for my summer vacation, and I want to show my appreciation for your work. It helps me to keep my students knowledge up and some of them have expressed how much they will miss me as a lover of Astronomy.

  2. By The Night Sky Guy on Jun 23, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you so much for your continued support! Educating and inspiring the next generation is one of the most noble of professions. Hats off to you! Clear skies!

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