Thursday, June 19, 2008

Tomorrow is the Summer Solstice

It is the last day of the spring!
This is a common date for the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere…on: June 20, 2008 at 7:59 PM EDT; and in the UK on June 20, 2008 at 23:59 UTC.
The word solstice is from the Latin solstitium, from sol (sun) and stitium (to stop), reflecting the fact that the Sun appears to stop at this time (and again at the winter solstice). In temperate regions, we notice that the Sun is higher in the sky throughout the day, and its rays strike Earth at a more direct angle, causing the efficient warming we call summer. In the winter, just the opposite occurs: The Sun is at its southernmost point and is low in the sky. Its rays hit the Northern Hemisphere at an oblique angle, creating the feeble winter sunlight.

5 comments:

Soosan said...

Your cabbage and beans look good already:)Will there be a soup soon?

DeeMom said...

tee hee

yuppers, cepts those be PEAS...think they are almost ready

Tomorrow the TASTE TEST ;)

dot said...

So many pretty things! I'm wondering if those are sugar snap peas. I bet they are good raw whatever they are. They sure look nice and fat.

Kerri said...

Nice shots Dee! Happy Summer Solstice!!

Old Wom Tigley said...

As always Dee great pictures conbined with great info...

Give your family my regards and a hug for the dogs.