Happy Summer Solstice!

Today is a very special day that only comes once a year. June 20th, is known as a few things: the longest day of the year, the official first day of summer, the summer solstice. All of these things are the same thing and mean that from today onwards till the winter, the days will sadly be getting shorter. Blame it on the seasons and the weather and the earth’s rotation and all that.

While I absolutely love having maximum daylight, we’ve only just been building up to this one day where we get the most hours of sun in the 24 hour day. From tomorrow onward, the amount of sunlight we get daily will slowly be dwindling. This is kind of odd, since the summer is only just beginning. Many associate the summer season with long days of light which is the case, but they do dwindle as we get further into the calendar year.

The summer solstice is celebrated at Stonehenge every year. This photo is from six years ago when I studied abroad. My shadow is the one on the left with the arm raised!

So go outside today and this evening and enjoy the sunlight for as long as you can. Soak up those rays and work on your tan. Snag some time with the sun and beef up your Vitamin D intake. It’s good for you and this is the one time of the year you can stay out for all weird hours and it not be dark!

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One Response to Happy Summer Solstice!

  1. Brendon says:

    The winter solstice should be interesting this year given what the Mayans say =P I wonder what sort of post this blogger will post this time 6 months from now…

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