Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Happy Summer Solstice!

Solstice comes from the Latin sol (the sun) and sistere (to stand still). The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year and marks the first day of summer. On June 21 there are 24 hours of sun North of the Arctic Circle and  24 hours of darkness in Antarctica. At Stonehenge on the Summer Solstice, you can watch the sun rise over the stones; it is set almost perfectly for this occasion.

On this day every year we celebrate the solstice with friends by watching the sun go down over Lake Ontario at the mouth of the Niagara River. Not quite as dramatic as the Stonehenge sunset but we always have a good time.

Thanks for the map Bruce!

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