6 response to "S + S + S + S"

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: June 22, 2022

    You got some nice sun for your summer solstice! I didn’t forget the summer solstice, just too much going on to get some pictures. Maybe next time.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: June 22, 2022

    Thanks for those great views of the sun! You do it every solstice and I love seeing your photos.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 22, 2022

    Thanks! Problem is it looks like the beginning of a drought but we do have clear skies.
    There is still time — any changes in the sun’s position will be very, very slight.

  4. By: Bill Stone Posted: June 22, 2022

    Is it just me, or does it seem counter-intuitive that just as summer is beginning the days start getting shorter? Never makes sense to me.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 22, 2022

      Well, you point out the difference between Meteorological first day of summer (June 1) and Astronomical first day of summer. (June 21).
      Meteorologically, the weather turns summer like for sure around June first — Astronomically, the sun’s rays strike as far north as they get June 21st and then begin the long retreat southward shortening the daylight hours.
      Even at that, the warmest month is normally July as it takes some time for the earth to re-radiate the heat of June back into the atmosphere.

      • By: Bill Stone Posted: June 22, 2022

        Then there is Holidayological summer, which in the US runs from Memorial Day until Labor Day. Also Minnesotologcal summer, which is usually a couple of days in early August. 😉

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