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.