FIRST DAY OF SUMMER 2016: THE SUMMER SOLSTICE

This year the heavenly bodies seem to have conspired to sweeten the pot with an event we haven’t seen in 70 years. The summer solstice isn’t a rare event, a full moon even less so. But they’re both special, and when they just so happen to occur on the same day, as they will this year? That’s once-in-a-lifetime special. The 2016 North American summer solstice happens on June 20, 2016 at 6:34 PM EDT. That’s the very moment when, essentially, the sun stands still at its northernmost point … [Read more...]

National Iced Tea Day, celebrated JUNE 10

Date When Celebrated : Always June 10th With the official start of summer just a few days away, the timing is perfect for National Iced Tea Day. Chances are, it is already hot in your area. Today may serve as a good reminder to make and enjoy your first (of many) Iced Tea drink of the season. Have it plain, add a little lemon, or sweeten it with sugar. Iced Tea is certainly a favorite summer cooler of millions of Americans. And best of all, tea is good for your health! It takes no … [Read more...]

Celebrating Summer Solstice 2014

Saturday, June 21, marks the first official day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, when the sun reaches its northernmost point in the sky. But did you know that the summer solstice, as it's called, is the longest day of the year? Here are five facts to know about the first day of summer. When does the summer solstice begin, exactly? In the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice begins at 6:51 a.m. EDT on June 21, according to Almanac.com, officially ringing in summer. The date … [Read more...]

Celebrate this Winter Solstice! (December 21, 2010)

      A Celebration of Women sends our blessings to all the Women of our World this Winter Solstice of 2010.     December 21, 2010     The Winter Solstice represents an actual astronomical event unlike superstition driven celebrations that occur only in religious imagination. The exact day of the winter solstice marks the end of autumn, just one point along the orbital path of earth. The energy of the sun and the fertile earth, along with the over 4.5 billion winter solstices that have … [Read more...]

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