Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Summer solstice

At 11:38pm tonight, summer “officially” arrives in New Zealand because that’s when the summer solstice arrives. Longest day of the year, and all that. Someone really should’ve told summer to wait, because it sure didn’t.

It’s been hot lately. This afternoon, it hit 35 at our house (95 in US Fahrenheit degrees). It’s been in the 30s several days recently—all of them after December 1, the date we always say is the start of summer. Maybe you can see why we say that.

But whether you take out word for it or astronomers, summer is upon us. To me, that’s always a good thing.

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