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THURSDAY NIGHTYNIGHTIMES... PLUS IT IS SUMMERTIMES SOLSTICE, GUYS!! (8 photos)

THURSDAY NIGHTYNIGHTIMES... PLUS IT IS SUMMERTIMES SOLSTICE, GUYS!! (8 photos)

Look, Mirabelly!! 😊❤️😊❤️😊❤️

It is alla our friendlyfriends come to visit, plus hang out and stuff 'fore we go-go-go to the Dreamingplace!! IKNOW!! It is the BESTEST!! ................

Mirabelly is sooper'cited to see your faceparts, guys!! Plus, truestory ME TOO!! Yup!! ...........

For this very nightynightimes we have some 'mazing stuffs for sharing with you!! SERIOUSFACE!! 

Firstofalls POP just builderated a shinynew picturepainting of our Mirabelly!! YUP!! Wanna see!!?? OKEEDOKE!! I am thinkingthoughts it is a soopergood one of our Mirabelly 'cuz.... well... JUST LOOKIT!! Hee hee!! ...............

Isn't that AWESOMETIMES!!?? I KNOW!! 

Just so's you know, guys!! If you see THOSE FACEPARTS THAT closeup, plus with THAT kind of lookings on them..... YOU ARE 'BOUT TO GET FACEBOPPED!! Ha ha!! .......................

OH!! Plus howza 'bout this special daytimes we are having!!?? Did you know!!?? IT IS.................

SUMMER SOLSTICE!!

WHAT IS THE SUMMER SOLSTICE?

In the Northern Hemisphere, the June solstice occurs when the Sun reaches both its highest and northernmost points in the sky. (In contrast, the June solstice in the Southern Hemisphere is when the Sun is at its lowest point in the sky.)

The word “solstice” comes from Latin solstitium—from sol (Sun) and stitium (standing), reflecting the fact that on the solstice, the Sun appears to stop moving in the sky as it reaches its northern- or southernmost point. After the solstice, the Sun appears to reverse course and head back in the opposite direction.

The timing of the June solstice is not based on a specific calendar date or time; it all depends on when the Sun reaches its northernmost point from the equator. Therefore, the June solstice won’t always occur on the same day. 

In temperate regions, we notice that the Sun is higher in the sky throughout the day, and its rays strike Earth at a more direct angle, causing the efficient warming we call summer. Because the sun is highest in the sky on this day, you’ll notice that your shadow (at noon) is the shortest it will be all year.

Q: IS THE SUMMER SOLSTICE THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER?

A: Yes and no—it depends on whether we’re speaking meteorologically or astronomically. Most meteorologists divide the year into four seasons based on the months and the temperature cycle, which allows them to compare and organize climate data more easily. In this system, summer begins on June 1 and ends on August 31. Therefore, the summer solstice is not considered to be the first day of summer, meteorologically speaking.

Astronomically, however, the first day of summer is said to be when the Sun reaches its highest point in the sky, which occurs on the summer solstice (June 20–22). Therefore, the summer solstice is considered to be the first day of summer, astronomically speaking.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice is the day with the most hours of sunlight of the whole year. See our handy sunrise and sunset calculator to figure out how many hours of sunlight you get in your location on the solstice.

At the winter solstice, just the opposite occurs: The Sun is at its southernmost point and is lowest in the sky. Its rays hit the Northern Hemisphere at an oblique angle, creating the feeble winter sunlight.

SOLSTICE FUN FACTS

THE SOLSTICE DOES NOT BRING THE EARLIEST SUNRISE

Interestingly, even though the summer solstice if the “longest” day of the year (the most daylight), the earliest sunrises happen about a week prior to the solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. The reason for the timing of sunrises is related to the length of day—which is longer than 24 hours in June—and the inclination of the Earth’s rotational axis. Bottom-line, your earliest sunrises start happening before the solstice itself.

THE SUN SETS MORE SLOWLY AT THE SOLSTICE

Did you know that the Sun actually sets more slowly around the time of a solstice, in that it takes longer to set below the horizon? This is related to the angle of the setting Sun. The farther the Sun sets from due west along the horizon, the shallower the angle of the setting Sun. (Conversely, it’s faster at or near the equinoxes.) Bottom-line, enjoy those long romantic summertime sunsets at or near the solstice!

*Excerpts taken from https://www.almanac.com/content/first-day-summer-summer-solstice

Pretty neato, amirite, guys!!?? Pretty much!! .........................

So HappyMerrySummertimesSolstice, everybuddy!! Me plus Mirabelly plus Mum plus Pop all had a 'MAZING daytimes, so we are wishowishing you have one too!! If not so much for you, 'member this sooper'portant sciencefact, K? K: 

❤️❤️❤️ We luvluvlove you sooperlots!! ❤️❤️❤️

😊❤️ Yup!! See you in the Dreamingplace!! ❤️😊

H❤️H❤️H❤️ 


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