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Tuesday, June 21, 2011 marks the Summer Solstice.
Following results announced by the National Trust, that listening to sound of birdsong for five minutes could help ease the symptoms of the winter blues, light therapy expert, Lumie, explain how using a dawn simulator like Bodyclock Active, could help those affected by the condition even more.
CABOT, Vt., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly half the world was able to witness the first Winter Solstice lunar eclipse in 372 years early this morning as the earth slowly blocked the sun's rays from striking the moon. But that's not the only unique feature of today's astronomical phenomenon.
This year's winter solstice will coincide with a full lunar eclipse for the first time in 456 years.
Hundreds of Lights, Live Music and Holiday Activities Create a Festive Occasion at the Garden Naples, FL (Vocus) December 7, 2010 On December 16, 2010 Naples Botanical Garden begins its annual Winter Solstice Celebration, sponsored by Home-Tech, from 6-8 p.m.
In a fitting finale for the International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009), astronomers and archaeologists will celebrate the five millennia of astronomical heritage at Stonehenge, the most sophisticated stone circle in the world and amongst Europeâ€™s most important Neolithic sites.
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.
ESAâ€™s SMART-1 mission to the Moon has been monitoring the illumination of lunar poles since the beginning of 2005, about two months before arriving at its final science orbit.
What do Stonehenge, Mayan pyramids, and a spacecraft a million miles away have in common? Theyâ€™re linked by a human need to explore and understand the Sun, moon, planets, and stars. This year's Sun-Earth Day on March 20 focuses on "Ancient Observatories: Timeless Knowledge" and falls on the vernal equinox when day and night are the same length.
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 23Â° 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...
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...