Summer Solstice

We all know Bird likes a good picture of the sun, and what better way to celebrate it, that the Summer Solstice? In the northern hemisphere, we just passed June 21, 2009, with the most amount of sunlight, where all places above the arctic circle and predominantly the North pole will have an entire day of light, with no night at all! Where bird lives currently, the opposite is true.. And the day had the least amount of sunlight. euf! 😦

NASA image: Parthenon image celebrating summer solstice in Greece

NASA image: Parthenon image celebrating summer solstice in Greece

NASA site reveals:

“Today, the sun will stay in the sky longer than any other day of the year, as seen from the northern hemisphere of Earth. Named the Summer Solstice, today’s maximum daylight is indicative of the high amount of sunlight this time of year that is primarily responsible for the heat of the summer season. At the north pole and for all places above the arctic circle, there will be no night — the entire day today will be lit by sunlight. The situation is reversed in Earth’s southern hemisphere, where today has the least sunlight of any day. Today’s solstice is commemorated above by a well-planned picture of our five billion year old Sun rising behind the 2,500 year old Parthenon in Greece. Trees and birds occupy the foreground, while a modern crane is shown restoring parts of this historic symbol of a cultural civilization.”

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap090621.html

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~ by Teena Davidson on June 22, 2009.

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