Summer Solstice Vermilion County

The marker pin I use finally made it to the top of the analemma  indicating the first day of astronomical summer.  The photo was taken on the 19th due to the possibility of clouds and rain on the 20th.   Actually, at 4:43 PM, CDT, when the event occurred, thunderstorms entered the area.  So give or take a micro degree or so, the solstice was photographed as the sun was setting.  View is west along CR 4000N.

Hang on to your grips and toe clips, the earth is traveling ~ 67,000 mph in orbit –> 180 days from now . . . . . . . the pin will be at the bottom of the analemma.

Its been dry here for a while and relentless winds have added to the drying of the soil.  Below soybeans are being irrigated with a central pivot system.


Very much enjoy all the entries you all have provided -- great to see the everyday cycling venues. Being in eastern Illinois, scenery certainly isn't our forte, but oh well, the roads are normally quiet. Look forward to more and more entries from all of you, I do have a few over on BL -- in Bill's Day Rides, and one journal.

4 response to "Summer Solstice Vermilion County"

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: June 21, 2020

    Smart to get out a day early for your solstice picture!
    Maybe I can send you some of our rain…

  2. By: gregblood Posted: June 21, 2020

    Analemma is a word I’ve never seen before. Irrigators are things I’ve seen many, many, many times before. I compliment you on your nice mix of the known and the unknown.

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: June 24, 2020

    Good solstice shot! It was cold and rainy on the winter solstice here (as it should be!). I have yet to find a road that runs due east-west in any of the places I’ve lived here.

  4. By: Alchemyrider Posted: July 1, 2020

    Being 3º above the Equator, solstices come and go unnoticed in Kuala Lumpur.

    I do miss the long summer days in the Netherlands. Not so much the long winter nights.

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