Summer Solstice celebrations

Mon, Jun 20, 2011

Climate Change, UK Climate Change

It is almost here !

Tomorrow is the longest day when summer officially arrives and we experience the wonders of having the sun set as late as 21.21hrs in the South of England – and even 22.03hrs in Edinburgh.

Anyone feel that summer has eluded them so far after such a wonderfully warm and early spring back in April? Suggestions from the forecasters at Positive Weather Solutions suggest that warmer weather will return.—Long-Range-Forecast.php

My Summer Solstice resolutions are to make the most of the next few months before the nights draw in again.

Here are three easy suggestions for enjoying the arrival of summer:

1)Have a picnic, even if it is just in your own garden. Eating outdoors is the best way to enjoy food because you tend to slow down and observe the beauty of nature around you. Even better if you are eating your own home grown food.

2) Just do nothing! Some of my happiest times as a child were when I was lying on the grass watching the clouds.

3)Spend more time outside. Everyone has their own favorite outdoor space to unwind. For me its the South Downs where the sense of space and huge skies make me feel totally uplifted and that nothing really matters.What is yours?

The summer solstice occurs exactly when the Earth’s axial tilt is most inclined towards the sun at its maximum of 23° 26′. This will happen at 17.16 on 21st June 2011.

Though the summer solstice is an instant in time, the term is also used like Midsummer to refer to the day on which it occurs.  The day on which the summer solstice occurs is the day of the year with the longest period of daylight.

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