Monday, June 20, 2011

Summer Soltice 2011

Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year, a natural phenomenon that happens twice in the Earth orbit around Sol, the sun.  It happens once in each hemisphere, northern and southern.  A bit of research on the web will yield tons of sites with information about the Summer Solstice.

Many early civilizations built structures to mark different celestial events.  One of the many and probably the most famous is Stonehenge, in modern England.  There are
others, such as Newgrange in Ireland that pre-date Stonehenge and the Egyptian Pyramid of Giza.  (Newgrange, Neolithic mound, marks the Winter Solstice with the rising sun casting light down a long corridor.)

Arise before the dawn tomorrow and with camera in hand photograph your experience of Summer Solstice, 2011.

Related links

How to celebrate the summer soltice in Ireland
Philadelphia solstice celebration 2011
Drumming Circle in Cincinnatti
Central Park, NY celebration 2011

Swedish Midsummer Festival in Battery Park, NYC

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