Monday, June 21, 2010

WELCOME SUMMER


The astronomical beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere is marked by the June solstice. Depending on the year, the day that marks the offical start of summer can be June 20 or June 21. The following is a list of exact dates and times for upcoming summer solstices:

•June 20, 2008 at 7:59 pm EDT
•June 21, 2009 at 1:45 am EDT
•June 21, 2010 at 7:28 am EDT
•June 21, 2011 at 1:16 pm EDT
•June 20, 2012 at 7:09 pm EDT
•June 21, 2013 at 1:04 am EDT
•June 21, 2014 at 6:51 am EDT

The First Day of Summer is Earlier in Western North America. For the years 2009 and 2013, people in the Mountain and Pacific time zones and farther west greet the first day of summer a day earlier, on June 20. So when people ask what the first day of summer is, it not only depends on the year but on where you live.

The moment of the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere is determined by when Earth's North Pole axis is tilted most directly toward the sun. When this is occuring in the Northern Hemisphere, the Earth's South Pole axis is tilted most directly away from the sun, which marks the first day of winter in the Southern Hemisphere.

I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED THIS SONG:




Enjoy your summer :)




26 comments:

kyooty said...

Happy Summer!!! YAY!

Jessica-Lauren said...

I love Will Smith especially back in the day! lol.. and thanks for the Summer Blog! I'm just getting up to enjoy a bit of the sunshine right now! I'm going to definatelty download this song to cruise to! haha

<3 Jessica-Lauren

Karen Mortensen said...

Can't beleive summer is here. Enjoy your summer.

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Great post! You did a great job of explaining why the first day/time of summer varies.

We're enjoying typical midwest thunderstorms on OUR first day of summer 2010!!!!

Life is good! said...

yeah, it has finally arrived. i hope you enjoy yours also!

Andrea said...

Thank you so very much for your prayers, encouragement, and support.
Hugs,
andrea

Randi Troxell said...

i looooooooooove summer!!!!

blueviolet said...

It's nice to know that it's finally here!

croleyc69 said...

Yay 4 Summertime !!! :)
Have a great day !!!

Caroline

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Well off course, Summertime - Will Smith. Always a sunny funny song!
Wishing you a lovely Monday and a great, great Summer, Debby.

Mara said...

I hope you will have a great summer!

Tonja said...

Will Smith is always so great! You taught me something about the summer solstice today. Didn't know all that! Thanks!

That corgi :) said...

yea!! summer! now we can only hope it is not too hot and not besieged with wild fires!!

enjoy yours too!!

betty

jayayceeblog said...

Beautifully said ... thanks for the explanation. Now, happy Summer!!!

Debbie said...

How very interesting! even about the western-zone solstice arriving earlier than the eastern time zones. Hmmmm... Today, it's over 100 in NE Texas. Hello, summer!
How is your dad today? I pray he's doing better. I understand the nursing home thing; Dad was there for two years. It's a very hard thing, and I hope you don't have to go that route.

Heart2Heart said...

The best part of hitting the official day of summer is it's all down hill from here. Each day will slowly grow shorter and shorter and soon enough fall will be here. Can you tell I am a fall lover?

Now I know why yesterday seemed really longer than other days. It was our first official day of summer, the longest day of the year.


Love and Hugs ~ Kat

TJ said...

I love this song too! One of my favs.

LV said...

Thank you informing me about the calendar things I never knew. A great post. So happy you stopped by my place for a visit.

Amy said...

Great Summer is finally here.. Love that song also..

Laura said...

Ah! And summer has officially begun for me too! Just closed the classroom! WOOO HOOOO!!!!

Laura said...

Ah! And summer has officially begun for me too! Just closed the classroom! WOOO HOOOO!!!!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I love that son reminds me of younger days.

I think I remember this from school but didn't really think about, thx Debby :)

LambAround said...

Well happy summer to you too, my dear! For future reference though, my kind of summer post involves ice cream ;)

LambAround’s latest post: A Flower Delivery MYSTERY

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Judging by the amount of ice cream in our freezer, swimsuits hanging in the bathroom, and sidewalk chalk on our driveway, I'd say that Summer has arrived!

Jingle said...

thank you for reminding us summer time, lovely music and song..

Kirby3131 said...

I have always like Will Smith - Thanks!!

I had no idea that the solstice could come on different days depending on where you live - that's totally cool :)

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