Heat wave and Summer Solstice coincide in Menlo Park
August 23 2017, 11:04 | Irvin Gilbert
As above so below
Tonight marks the summer solstice, which means Seattleites and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere are saying farewell to spring and ringing in the first day of the summer as well as the longest day of the year.
Tomorrow will be the longest day of the year, marking the Summer Solstice when the sun will be exactly vertical to the Tropic of Cancer in the northern hemisphere, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has said.
In 2017, this occurs Tuesday at 11:24 p.m. "Days are not 'longer, ' they simply have more daylight".
From now until the Winter Solstice in December, the amount of daylight will shrink slowly each day.
It was the Greek astronomer Eratosthenes of Cyrene who first calculated the Earth's circumference based on the sun's alignment on the solstice, as author and Guardian columnist Dr. Stuart Clark points out.
The summer solstice, which falls between spring and autumn, starts June 20 and lasts until September 23.
The first day of summer nearly always falls on June 20 or 21.
Go fishing - Or golfing or whatever it is that you enjoy doing most. Contrast that with a location on a very similar longitude, say Dallas Texas, but is much further south, you get even less daylight. Make sure to celebrate by sun gazing, taking a summer solstice ritual bath, or putting flowers out all over your home. This is known as the summer solstice. the beginning of astronomical summer.
Washington, D.C., for example, will be watching the sunset at 8:37 p.m. ET after nearly 15 hours of daylight and nine hours of darkness. If you really want some extreme, around the Arctic Circle just north of Fairbanks, Alaska the sun never sets.