The Scientific Discovery That Explains Stonehenge and the Summer Solstice

The Scientific Discovery That Explains Stonehenge and the Summer Solstice

The Scientific Discovery That Explains Stonehenge and the Summer Solstice

The amount of daylight will begin to decrease each day starting tomorrow, culminating in the winter solstice on December 21 at 10:28 a.m. CST. There is about a six-week lag between the longest day of the year and the warmest average temperatures for most mid- and high-latitude locations, according to the National Weather Service.

First though, take a sip of your coffee and take a moment to learn what the Summer Solstice is all about.

Also Wednesday: It's the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, meaning it's going to start getting colder for the folks who live there. However, our earliest sunrise in Madison occurs in mid-June while our latest sunset occurs in late June.

Some other interesting facts about the first day of summer. This year, that occurs at 12:24 a.m. ET Wednesday. Additionally, people in Iceland celebrate summer solstice by attending a music festival in Rejkjavik, which is four days long and features over 1 hundred artists. Fortunately, the weather is supposed to clear up just before the sun goes down.

Rea, Best and Davis recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours
The award comes at a poignant time for Pam, whose husband Roy died recently after battling Parkinson's Disease for eight years. Also honoured is Anne Campbell Bradley, from Henley-in-Arden, who is made MBE for charitable services in Warwickshire.

There will be about 14 hours, 56 minutes and 18 seconds of daylight both Tuesday and Wednesday in Baltimore.

Now, you're probably wondering, what is solstice exactly? You don't need to fly far out into space for this, fortunately. A day out in the sun and fresh air will do you good!

At the winter solstice, the Earth's axis is tilted farthest away from the sun directly over the Tropic of Capricorn, bringing only a few hours of daylight.

Be a "day tripper" - Visit a monument, a museum, a park, a wildlife preserve, zoo, or a historical site.

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