Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer joy is upon us

The shortest night of the year has just ended. The Earth has reached the farthest point of its orbit around the Sun which does not know it is a star.  The northern tilt of the Earth is now at it's maximum. The conquest of light begun at the Winter Solstice is now complete. Enjoy!

A nice chart explaining the sunlight differences around the northern hemisphere At 6:09 p.m. (CDT) today, the sun will shine directly overhead at the Tropic of Cancer while the North Pole reaches its maximum tilt towards the sun. For the Northern Hemisphere, this marks the official start of summer and the longest day of the year.