Celebrating Summer Solstice 2012 ~ The New York Way

A very Happy Summer Solstice to everyone! It’s my favorite day of the year with the added bonus that summer arrives one day earlier this year – 20 june instead of the 21st, at 7:08pm here. Solar noon is at 12:58pm and today’s sunset is 8:31pm.

Summer 2012 has come in with a bang with soaring temps of 96° F / 36° C predicted (making us hotter than Cairo or Rome!).

This year’s day-length comes in at:

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summer solstice 2012, urban celebrations, solar events, summer celebrations, welcoming summerFrom yoga en masse to Manhattanhenge (that’s the one I’m waiting for: one of two days when the sunset is exactly aligned with the grid of streets in Manhattan), this list of events helps us launch summer 2012.

Photo ©Neil deGrasse Tyson, 2001 /  Sunset looking down 34th Street.

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