Happy Summer Solstice!

Today, June 20th, is the summer solstice for us Northern-Hemisphereites.

Some of you may remember the post I made at the other end of our orbit about the winter solstice. The summer one is pretty much the same thing, but backwards: the North pole of our beloved planet is the closest today that it ever gets towards pointing at the Sun, and from today onwards our continued motion around our parent star means that the Northern Hemisphere will start tilting away from the Sun.

The practical ramifications of this are that the length of our days, having been lengthening since the winter solstice, will now start to shorten again.

Yes, folks, we're now heading out of summer. What do you mean it hasn't even started yet?


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