Everything will change at 6:34 this evening

That is when we reach the Summer Solstice, when the tilt of Earth’s axis is most inclined toward the sun.

It is the longest day of the year — about 17 hours of daylight — and the official first day of Summer 2016.

So, enjoy the great outdoors over the next few months, in particular by participating in the many “summer casual” activities our club has planned. And then, as we approach Labor Day, ignore those doomsayers who always like to rush into things by telling you that is the end of summer. In reality, summer will last until we reach the Autumnal Equinox at 10:21 a.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, September 22.

While the Summer Solstice happens every year, today’s occasion is unusual in that it also hosts a rare full moon, known as a “Strawberry Moon” or “Sagittarius Moon,” a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence for most people since it happens only once every 70 or so years. At the moment of the solstice, you should be able to see the rising moon and the setting sun in the sky at the same time.


 

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