Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Today's the Longest Day of the Year

Summer Solstice
While Memorial Day is the “unofficial” start of summer, today the season really begins. Today is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year.
According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the start of summer in the northern hemisphere is 1:16 p.m. today. According to TimeandDate.com, the date of the “June solstice” varies from June 20 to June 22 depending on the year.The Farmer’s Almanac states that “the word solstice comes from the Latin words for “sun” and “to stop,” due to the fact that the sun appears to stop in the sky.” With the sun high overhead today, this will be the longest day of the year. How do you spend your longer days? More time outside playing with the kids or more hours working?
Tell us about how you will be spending the longest day of the year?
I hope what ever you choose to do today it will be fun.
Head over to mom-stuff.com for some fun ideas for your summer fun.

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