Summer within hours:
Welcome to. . .S–U–M–M–E–R ! ! Summer starts later today, so I am sharing the following trivia.
Timing: Later today–Sunday, June 20, at 10:31 PM tonight.
Official scientific name: Summer solstice (Winter solstice in the southern hemisphere, including Australia) – Proto-Indo-European word meaning “to burn, or be on fire.” + “stand still”.
Unequal timing: Day and night are as different as possible between the North Pole and the South Pole, with short hours on the southern hemisphere’s winter start and longest days possible in the northern hemisphere. There is just under two-thirds of the total amount of sun illumination hitting the earth on the day that starts summer, with just over one-third of that illumination making it into the southern hemisphere. Since the sun stops going north at the Tropic of Cancer which is at about 30° north latitude. If it were to make it to 33°, it would be true two-thirds/on-thirds distribution of illumination, but falls short by a few degrees.
Sun’s position: The sun rises and sets the furthest point north than any other day. The sun’s noon position is the highest than any other day. The earliest sunrise was earliest a 10 days ago and the latest sunset is going to be 10 days from now, and that is how Isaac Newton discovered the elliptical orbit of the earth going around the sun.
Tropic of Cancer: The sun is directly overhead (the zenith) at the Tropic of Cancer at high noon today.
Day for the north pole and night for the south pole: Summer in the month of June means the sun is as far from shining on Antarctica as possible, and is omnipresent for 24 hours a day on the North Pole, and stays lit for six full months. It is also the median day of the six month period whereby it stays light all day on the North Pole and stays dark directly on the South pole for six months. The sun is at the highest point of the daily clock of the sun literally revolving round and round, day by day on the North Pole.
Shadow and shine: The earths tilt casts the shadow on the earth unevenly, meaning longest shadows on the southern hemisphere and the shortest on the northern hemisphere. both have the largest difference daylight and nighttime, at about 15 hours in the northern hemisphere, and 9 hours in the southern hemisphere. the night is a mirror, but there is twilight, especially the further north you go. In upper Minnesota, there are days with only less than three hours of pitch black night before it recedes again to sunrise. The twilight in the winter is at or about an hour. In the dunner especially towards today, it is almost two hours before it is really pitch black (when the sun is down by 18 degrees). Also the further north, the largest difference between the periods of twilight, the civil twilight, nautical twilight, and astronomical twilight because of the ever increasing angle of the sun going around by its latitude versus altitude and effect of winding down the longitude versus azimuth compared to the point on the earth. The longer shadow stops more illumination by blocking the sunlight for the southern hemisphere’s winter, and also the angle of the sun causes the most mount of sun to bounce back into space.
Need for sunglasses: Sunglasses are very necessary because of the fact that the sun is brighter, and the morning and evening hours of sunlight are so extended while it creeps up–with the light winding more horizontally for up to two more hours as the sun going into the day, than for the comparison of to the winter months of the sun going down away from the day. For your own safety, to your discretion, sunglasses are a recommendable item.
Astronomical not meteorological: The summer season start is astronomical. Meteorological start of spring began on June 1, ironically on the same day that started the hurricane season.
The moon: The full moon is always a reflection of the night. So a full moon It rises exactly when the sun sets and sets when the sun rises. It follows the shadow of the sun exactly. It’s up in the sky approximately where the sun was 6 months ago. So that means that a full moon in summer looks just like a sun does in winter, very low in the southern sky. A short span of its night path goes. The full moons on the summer side are all under 12 hours. They are spent in their days of going through the constellations of Libra, Scorpius, Sagittarius and Capricorn.
Summer Activities Enjoyed:
Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, picnics, camping, bonfires, vacations, trips, going to beaches and lakes, boating, fishing, tie die shirts, going in the pool, Popsicles, ice cream, water balloons, going to a carnival or amusement park, walking, outdoor fitness, care for gardens and lawns, jumping rope, outdoor movie night hopscotch–or sidewalk chalk, and stargazing. . .and MORE!
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Have a wonderful season of. . . S–U–M–M–E–R ! !
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Enjoy the warmth of. . . S–U–M–M–E–R ! !
Happy Summer !