Thursday, June 19, 2008

Summer Solstice - a Day Early?

Photo of the sun by NASA.

This is the first time since the year 1896 that the June solstice has occurred before June 21. It will occur at 11:59 pm Friday, June 20, 2008. The leap year puts the solstice just before the dawn of the 21st of June.

Celebrate the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere!

Tonight's quote comes from Shakespeare from a Mid-Summer's Night Dream (referring to the summer solstice): Whatever is dreamed on this night, will come to pass.

June's full moon taken by David.

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