Full stop, then summer madness

H A P P Y Summer Solstice 2010!

A solstice is an astronomical event that happens 2xs each year, when the Sun’s position in the sky reaches its northernmost or southernmost extremes. As the days lengthen, the sun rises higher and higher until it seems to stand still.

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The name is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still). At the solstices, the apparent movement of the Sun’s path, north or south, comes to a stop before reversing direction.

You gotta love the full stop, the pagan gatherings and the Wiccan Litha, to name a few.

My favorite day of the year. What’s yours?

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