Happy June Solstice!

It was technically about 10 hours ago, but I was otherwise engaged. Still, the earth has continued its orbit around the sun as it has done for the last several billion years, and on principle I approve, especially as for we Southrons it’s the shortest day of the year and we can now look forward to more sunlight.

There’s also a perigee moon this weekend, and if cloud cover allows I will enjoy the spectacle.

Here is a picture of a solstice moon from 2008 rising over the Temple of Poseidon in Greece:

APOD 2008-06-20 | Solstice Moonrise, Cape Sounion Credit & Copyright: Anthony Ayiomamitis (TWAN)

APOD 2008-06-20 | Solstice Moonrise, Cape Sounion
Credit & Copyright: Anthony Ayiomamitis (TWAN)

I wish you all deep enjoyment of the turning of the seasons.

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5 replies

  1. Supermoon on Sunday.

  2. We burnt wood (and marshmallows), drank mulled wine, ate steaming soup (and party pies & sausage rolls) and took a moment to send our aspirations for the future into the fire.
    I don’t like the dark, and our celebrations of the winter solstice are steadily becoming more elaborate, as a way of marking the impending waning of my nark and crank.

  3. I am looking forward to the gradual lightening at the end of the day again so it isn’t dark when I leave work at 5.30pm. Last year it seemed to go really quickly actually so hoping for the same again.

  4. I would have missed the solstice without this post. But since I saw it, we had a nice roast and a bit of too-long-cellared red. Is taken us far too long to learn how long roasting takes but I think we’ve finally sorted it or, at least for the current oven.
    Sydney’s weather meant no supermoon for us, of course.
    Mindy, in Sydney at least, sunset at 5:30 is due on the 21st August. http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=240&month=8&year=2013&obj=sun&afl=-11&day=1

  5. I was annoyed by the cloud cover hiding the supermoon. I did a Grandpa Simpson fist-shake in its direction.

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