Summer Solstice is Coming Up!

For the past few days, we have been balancing eggs, brooms, and paper on their edges. The ability to balance such items coincides with the Summer Solstice every year, but this year the difficult task gets a little help because the moon is at its furthest point (apogee) from the earth. The dual alignment helps us balance otherwise unbalance-able items on their ends. Try it for yourself – get an egg and let it rest for a few minutes to get closer to room temperature. Then stand it on its end. It may take a minute to find balance, but you can do it. :)

In other news, the English Heritage Charity Group and the Stonehenge Monument administration are live streaming Sunset the night before and Sunrise on the solstice! You can watch it for free on Facebook! They will send a reminder out if you follow their page. They plan to open the live stream half an hour before sunset and again half an hour before sunrise – I hope they are prepared for the influx of viewers.

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You have to make adjustments for your time zone (don’t forget daylight savings time in the US). You can use this time zone calculator to help determine what time the Stonehenge sunset occurs in your neck of the woods.

I have always wanted to see the Stonehenge solstice celebration, but it’s a little far away from where I live, lol.  Join me in watching the sun on its big day.

Soon the fullness of summer will be upon us.

Embrace the light and find a way to keep cool!

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