Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-20-2016

Department

English; Physics

Abstract

It’s finally here. Today, June 20 at 6:34 p.m., is the the summer solstice, also known as the first day of summer and, confusingly enough, midsummer’s eve. From a scientific perspective, it marks the moment the sun reaches its northernmost point in our sky. As a result of that position, it’s the shortest night and longest day if you live north of the equator. [excerpt]

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This piece appeared in the Gettysburg Times as part of the "Looking Up" column on Monday, June 20, 2016.

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