Treats and Celestial Delights During Cancer
For the Northern Hemisphere
June 21 - July
times are local unless
Sky Visitors ...
My 2011 sabbatical continues.
In this abbreviated edition of the Cancer
I offer the following to keep you looking up and tuned to the wonders
and Steller Treats
What's up with the planets and stars?
The Planets ...
Is it a planet? What planet is it?
Search for any planet; learn the latest!
Gazer's Show Scripts ...
about planets and stars
a splendid solstice celebration any day!
What and when is Aphelion Day?
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and Stellar Treats
Sky Lights ~ Gemini
is an ancient monument in England that includes a circular setting
of massive stones. They were precisely aligned in relation to
the rising of the sun on the summer solstice.
Summer Solstice occurs
on Tuesday, June 21, at 10:17am PDT (17:17 UT)
when the Sun enters Cancer and
the Northern Hemisphere of Earth is tilted most toward the Sun. It
is also when the Sun's path along the sky curves the most from the
NE to overhead to the NW. Image
What's unique about the Sun and its shadows now?
What's it like at the North and South Poles during this solstice?
Learn lotsa solstice trivia to impress your friends!
Participate in a wonderful solstice celebration any day!
What's the spiritual significance of summer?
Participate in solstice global meditations.
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Aphelion Day we are 94.5 million miles away from the Sun, which
is 3 million miles further away than when our Earth was at perihelion.
the day that the Earth and Sun are at their furthest distance from
each other. Annually during the first week of July the Earth is at
aphelion, the furthest from the Sun for the year and in January it
is at perihelion,
to the Sun for the year. In 2011 the exact time of aphelion is July
4 at 8:00am PDT (15:00 UT).
How does distance affect the intensity, appearance of the Sun?
Why is it hotter in the Northern Hemisphere in July than in January?
Does the Southern Hemisphere have a hotter summer in January?
build a lighted world and therein dwell ...
United in the Glory of the One!
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May your Night Sky traveling always be filled
with Celestial Delights and Treats!