Saturday, June 18, 2011

Explaining Summer Solstice

Summer solstice comes to the northern hemisphere on June 21 at 1:16 P.M. Eastern time. Here's a clear explanation of the sun's behavior in relation to the tilted axis of Earth.
Direct link to YouTube video

Thanks, Michael


kat said...

Lovely video! Thank you so much!

Rob Rey said...

Yes! If only more people knew these basic facts about the world around us, the astronomical basis of so many current religions metaphors would be so much more apparent, and understood merely as such.

That night sky simulation program seen in the video, Stellarium, is great and free: