Longest/shortest day

Doesn't the year fly-by quickly? It doesn't seem like that long ago that it was January and now we have reached the longest day of the year - the time when the Sun reaches its maximum declination. Of course whilst it is the longest day in the northern hemisphere, it is the shortest day in the southern hemisphere. For those of us in the north this means that the number of daylight hours will start to get less from now on.

APoD has a nice image of the Sun rising over Stonehenge taken this time last year.

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Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Wednesday 21st Jun 2006 (11:28 CEST) | Permalink
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