Happy Summer Solstice!
Yes, summer is officially here.
If you’re anything like the majority of the human population, your brain has all but left the building.
I mean it’s Summer!
Unless you’re still being driven to summer camp by your parents it really doesn’t mean that much, but I think it’s hardwired into all of us to get excited about these warm sunny months.
Before we all completely revert into “last day of school mode” let’s take a moment to review what today really is.
The title of Summer Solstice means that today the sun’s rays are directly overhead along the Tropic of Cancer.
In English, that means today is the longest day of the year (in the Northern Hemisphere).
For those of you who worship the summer sun, it also means that you’ll be losing a little sunshine with each passing day.
From now until the sun’s rays are directly above the Tropic of Capricorn (Winter Solstice, aka December) we’ll be losing about 2 minutes of sunlight each day.
I know it’s a bit of downer for the first day of summer, but on the bright side it isn’t snowing (yet).
So, enjoy those extra two minutes of daylight while you can. For tomorrow they’ll be gone.
…and don’t forget to wear some sort of sunscreen while sun worshiping (it had to be said).
More on the Solstice: Celebrating the Solstice
…just for fun:
Like I could have chosen anything else-