Posts Tagged ‘Summer Solstice’

Dawn following Summer Solstice

June 22, 2021

Summer Solstice yesterday, the shortest day, a dull cold day, more like autumn than summer.

From today, days get shorter, nights longer.

Pleasant late afternoon, relax reading second book in the series Before The Coffee Gets Cold with an espresso tonic.

Summer Solstice

June 22, 2021

Yesterday, 21 June, was the Summer Solstice, the longest day, not that would have noticed, dull and cloudy, no sun, cold, it was more like autumn than summer.

Hastings recorded 12C, it was warmer on the Winter Solstice, the shortest day.

From now on, the days get shorter, the nights longer.

Summer Solstice

June 21, 2017

Today the longest day.

From now on we head downhill to shorter days, longer nights, heading to the cold long nights of winter.

But now is summer.

Five days in a row, temperature has exceeded 30C.

Today the hottest day of the year, 34.5C.

Hottest day since 1976, when we had a heatwave last all summer, when everywhere was on fire, until it broke with a  violent thunderstorm.  35.6 in 1976 – the all-time high since records began.

Summer Solstice

June 21, 2013

Summer Solstice Stonehenge

Summer Solstice Stonehenge

Summer Solstice, 21 June, the longest day.

Stonehenge, an ancient astronomical clock.

As the sun rises on the Summer Solstice, the sun is exactly in line with the gap in the circle. There is an outlier stone that is exactly on this alignment.

Stonehenge is on Salisbury Plain, not far from Salisbury. The stones came from Wales.

Salisbury is a cathedral city. The cathedral is by the river.

From a hill overlooking Salisbury, there once stood Old Sarum. From Old Sarum look across the valley. The spire of the cathedral is in line with a notch on the line of hills opposite. The notch is an ancient trackway, that has cut into the skyline. The line from Old Sarum through the spire, to the notch, is a Ley Line.

The location of the cathedral came to a Bishop in a dream.

The Summer Solstice was attended by over twenty one thousand people at Stonehenge.

Summer Solstice at Stonehenge

June 23, 2010

Sunrise on Summer Solstice at Stonehenge

Sunrise on Summer Solstice at Stonehenge

Summer Solstice at Stonehenge marks the longest day. It is when the sun reaches its most northerly point in the sky. It occurs on 21st of June.

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