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Earthsky Tonight—June 21: Solstice brings northernmost sunrises, sunsets

Posted By Gary Wamsley On June 20, 2010 @ 10:11 pm In Earth & Sky | Comments Disabled

Courtesy of EarthSky
A Clear Voice for Science
www.EarthSky.org [1]

phase June 21 Earthsky Tonight—June 21: Solstice brings northernmost sunrises, sunsets [2]10jun21 430 Earthsky Tonight—June 21: Solstice brings northernmost sunrises, sunsets [3]Another beautiful photo today from Dan Bush. This one is from his gallery of sunrises and sunsets [4].

We use this photo today in honor of the June solstice, which happens today at 11:28 Universal Time [5] (5:28 Mountain Daylight Time).

No world body has designated an official day to start each new season, and yet today is widely recognized as the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere and beginning of winter on the southern half of Earth’s globe. It is also the longest day in our hemisphere and shortest day south of the equator.

Throughout the world, this solstice represents a “turning” of the year. The word solstice can mean a turning, outer limit or culmination of something. From around the world, the sun is now rising and setting as far north as it ever does. By tomorrow, it will have begun a subtle shift southward on the sky’s dome again.

Related:

Everything you need to know about the solstice on June 21, 2010 [6]

Why the hottest weather is not on the longest day [7]

Written by Deborah Byrd

Comet McNaught visible in early morning sky [8]


Astronomy Picture of the Day from NASA/JPL [9]

CHANDRA Photo Album [10]

U.S. Naval Observator Astronomical Information cente [11]r

StarDate Online [12]

Sky and Telescope [13]

National Geographic [14]

Space Com [15]

Amazing Space [16]

The York County Astronomical Society [17]

Scope City [18]

James S McDonnell Planetarium [18]


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URLs in this post:

[1] www.EarthSky.org: http://www.EarthSky.org

[2] Image: http://www.berthoudrecorder.com/2010/06/20/earthsky-tonight%e2%80%94june-21-solstice-brings-northernmost-sunrises-sunsets/phase-june-21/

[3] Image: http://www.berthoudrecorder.com/2010/06/20/earthsky-tonight%e2%80%94june-21-solstice-brings-northernmost-sunrises-sunsets/10jun21_430/

[4] gallery of sunrises and sunsets: http://www.pbase.com/missouri_skies/sunrise_sunsets_2006

[5] Universal Time: http://earthsky.org/tonightpost/astronomy-essentials/universal-time

[6] Everything you need to know about the solstice on June 21, 2010: http://earthsky.org/tonightpost/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-solstice

[7] Why the hottest weather is not on the longest day: http://earthsky.org/faqpost/space/why-the-hottest-weather-isnt-on-the-longest-day

[8] Comet McNaught visible in early morning sky: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/06/100615-biggest-comet-mcnaught-sky-show-science-space/

[9] Astronomy Picture of the Day from NASA/JPL: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/

[10] CHANDRA Photo Album: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/

[11] U.S. Naval Observator Astronomical Information cente: http://www.usno.navy.mil/USNO/astronomical-applications/astronomical-information-center/astronomical-information-center

[12] StarDate Online: http://stardate.org/

[13] Sky and Telescope: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/ataglance/

[14] National Geographic: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/

[15] Space Com: http://www.space.com/nightsky/

[16] Amazing Space: http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/tonights_sky/

[17] The York County Astronomical Society: http://www.ycas.org/tonights_sky.htm

[18] Scope City: http://www.scopecity.net/

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