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Summer Solstice 2012: What You Need To Know
2012-06-20 09:13:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com Wednesday June 20, 2012 is the longest day of the year; the one day with more sunlight hours than any other day in the calendar year; it is also the first day of summer and is known as the Summer Solstice. The longest daylight day of the year occurs when the Sun appears at its highest point in the sky. At that point, the Sun appears to stand still just briefly before it begins its long journey toward the Winter Solstice -- the shortest daylight day,...

2011-06-15 16:10:00

NEW YORK, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Daytime Emmy® Awards will present the Daytime Cares segment showcasing Smile Train, the world's largest cleft repair charity, featuring Dean Cain, Erik Estrada and Tatyana Ali. The three stars recently visited a Smile Train center in Mexico to experience firsthand the work that the organization does every day around the world in over 75 countries. The telecast will broadcast live from the Las Vegas Hilton, Sunday, June 19...

2011-06-08 00:00:00

Since the launch this past January, the GymyGym "“ the revolutionary fitness chair - has been making quite the buzz. Recently featured on CBSTD's nationally-syndicated daytime talk show, The Doctors, a hugely popular daytime talk show, featuring a panel of expert doctors who dispense advice and opinions on the multitude of ways to live happier healthier more sustainable lives, praised the Gymygym. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 06, 2011 Since the launch this past January, the GymyGym...

2008-06-20 16:40:40

With 8 inches of hail falling in parts of Nebraska this week and Arizona reaching triple digit temperatures last week, it may seem rather arbitrary to call June 20 the first day of the summer this year, aka the summer solstice. But scientists really do have a reason. It's all about Earth's cockeyed leanings and some celestial configurations that even the ancients understood. Our planet is tilted 23.5 degrees on its spin axis. On June 20 this year (some years it's June 21), the...


Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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