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Solstice

Monday 06/21/2010 6:08 AM

With day the fattest and night the thinnest today, the sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer. In ancient times, this was called The First Point of Cancer because back then, the sun was just entering the constellation of the crab as spring ended. Times change and stars drift (see precession), so today we would probably name it The Second (or Third) Point of Taurus.

Round these parts, though, we just call it summer.


I got to talk to my dad yesterday on Father's Day. That was great. I love you, Dad.


I've got a couple different things I'm hoping to make time to write about here over the next week or so. I know, I know, you've heard that before.

File Under: Dad; Holiday, Of Sorts; Solstice, Summer
Music: U2 "Zooropa"

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