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2014-06-21 23:03:01

Polly Campbell shares three ways to develop a spiritual practice on PsychCentral. Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) June 21, 2014 I mperfect Spirituality author Polly Campbell was featured on PsychCentral to discuss three ways to develop a personal spirituality practice for those looking for ways to be more connected and grounded in life. One immediate way to develop a spirituality practice is to become more aware. “Become aware of what you’re putting into your mind, heart and into your...

2014-06-20 12:24:16

Solar Foundation Award Recipients to be Honored at Event in Washington D.C. WASHINGTON, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Solar Foundation (TSF), an independent nonprofit research and educational organization, will celebrate its fourth annual Summer Solstice gala by honoring its 2014 "Solar Foundation Award" recipients for exceptional work and dedication to advance solar energy. TSF's Summer Solstice "yellow-carpet" event, to be held on the panoramic rooftop used to tape CBS's Sunday...

2013-07-02 23:26:38

Throughout Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, an area filled with ancient Mayan temples, ruins, and ethnic traditions, this past week’s summer solstice of 2013 took on a different significance with the simultaneous occurrence of the "Super Moon." At Hotel Xixim (http://www.hotelxixim.com), a Mayan style retreat resort located on the white sand beaches of the Celestun Biosphere Reserve, guests and employees alike arose before dawn to view the celestial show. Celestun, Yucatan (PRWEB)...

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,...

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2011-06-20 12:52:55

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 marks the Summer Solstice. The Summer Solstice, or "Midsummer," derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), occurs exactly when the Earth's axial tilt is most inclined towards the sun at its maximum of 23° 26'. This is the time when the Sun is at its highest, or most northerly, point in the sky in the Northern Hemisphere. Except in the polar regions, where daylight is continuous for many months during the spring and summer, the day on which...

2008-07-16 15:00:15

ESPANOLA, N.M., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The 3HO Foundation and Yogi Tea recently sponsored the 23rd annual International Peace Prayer Day at Ram Das Puri near Espanola, New Mexico. Held every June, this interfaith celebration features guest speakers, live music, meditation circles, evening chanting and a Peace Prayer led by Rahmani. International Peace Prayer Day is part of the Summer Solstice celebration; a yoga and meditation retreat founded by Kundalini Yoga master Yogi Bhajan. Yoga...

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...


Latest Summer solstice Reference Libraries

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2011-06-20 11:32:36

The Summer Solstice, or "Midsummer," derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), occurs exactly when the Earth's axial tilt is most inclined towards the sun at its maximum of 23° 26'. This is the time when the Sun is at its highest, or most northerly, point in the sky in the Northern Hemisphere. Except in the polar regions, where daylight is continuous for many months during the spring and summer, the day on which the Summer solstice occurs is the day of the year with...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Ecliptic -- The ecliptic is the geometric plane that contains the orbit of the Earth. The orbits of most planets in the Solar System lie very close to it. Seen from the Earth, this is the great circle on the celestial sphere that contains the different positions of the Sun relative to the background stars throughout the year, and most planets can be seen close this circle. The zodiac also lies along the plane of the ecliptic. Because there are about 365.25 days in a year and 360...

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