Summer Solstice
21 Dec 2016

Summer Solstice

Maximum axial tilt, orbits, stars, hemispheres and other cool shit like that.

21 Dec 2016

I always try to mark the Summer solstice with an adventure of some sort. The actual solstice was around 9.45pm in North East Victoria, so I figured it was a good opportunity to charge up the night lights and head up to Ropers Lookout.

The summer solstice (or estival solstice), also known as midsummer, occurs when a planet’s rotational axis, in either northern or southern hemispheres, is most inclined toward the star that it orbits. Earth’s maximum axial tilt toward the Sun is 23° 26′.

Pretty cool stuff when you think about it, and the night ride down from the lookout was SICK!

2016 Summer Solstice, Ropers Lookou

 

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