Thursday, June 20, 2013
Summer Officially Starts Tomorrow !
It all depends on where in the world you live and a lot of other scientific stuff.
Some people call it the longest day of the year.
It's really the day we get the most daylight. That's if you live north of the equator.
Here is a photo I took in June of 2011 as the sun was setting on the west coast of Okinawa.
Tomorrow the sun will rise at 4:25AM and set at 6:59PM Japan Standard Time.
If the silly tropical storm we're having, gets done blowing, we may have sunshine.
Like, about 14 hours worth of sunshine on the first day of summer !
Now, I'm not sure what normal folks will be doing.
Grabbing the cameras and heading for the hills, sounds like a good plan to me.
If you have trouble thinking of things to do for summer solstice, check this out:
While you are there, do what (typical redneck fashion) I did.
The Old Farmer's Almanac, gives away all kinds of neat things, for free.
I got a whole pile of stuff and didn't spend a dime. Don't tell them I sent you. OK ?
For more scientific minds: Everything You Need to Know: June Solstice 2013
Another informative resource: AboutComGeography: Summer Solstice
Another goodie, I found while Googling June 2013, has to do with this month's full moon.
This will happen just after I recover from the first day of summer.
We are going to have an extraordinary Supermoon the 22-23 of June.
Don't miss out on all the summer fun !