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!