Posts Tagged ‘ summer solstice ’

The longest day

Jun 21st, 2021 | By
image of Stonehenge

Only the imaginative take advantage of today and turn it into a way of attracting more people by staying open later, opening earlier or putting special events on.

21st June: The Summer Solstice

Jun 21st, 2010 | By

Once again, I am going to relate what I am learning in my Geology studies to today: the Summer Solstice.
As you might remember from your science classes at school, our planet takes just over 365 days to orbit the Sun, a process upon which our calendar year is based. The Earth’s axis is tilted at an angle of 23.5 degrees: different parts of the Earth receive varying amounts of sunlight during the year, giving us our four seasons. The Summer Solstice, on the 21st June, represents the longest day of the year.