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    It will be the summer solstice. This is when the Sun is at its furthest from the celestial equator are called the summer and winter solstices and these occur in mid-summer and mid-winter.

    Don't know if this will help the weather to be cooler or hotter, but muggy nights are annoying. :mad:

    Just thought I'd say something in here for a change.
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    I don't get solstices... but if its furthest from the equator I assume that means it will be cooler which is always good news :rofl: Ah well..

    Edit: Just remembered the solstice is the longest day (longest daylight hours) of the year
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    i like the sun and warm during the day which means i can strip off but i hate it at night too!
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    (Original post by HearTheThunder)
    Edit: Just remembered the solstice is the longest day (longest daylight hours) of the year
    Which means it can be hotter by having been exposed to more infra-red radiation (heat) from the Sun for longer periods of time. Would hate to spend much time in the Greenhouse tomorrow (though I don't have one personally).
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    I've got a History exam tomorrow :s: My pen might melt and bond with the pages
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    Yeah longest day of year, my exams end tomorrow with a King Lear, waheyyyyyy. Anyway, I shall be having a major blow out, sitting there thinking 'it's ****ing 11pm and its still not dark' - and to me that's not natural. Then again, the amount I shall be drinking tomorrow will also not be natural.
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    (Original post by HearTheThunder)
    I don't get solstices... but if its furthest from the equator I assume that means it will be cooler which is always good news :rofl: Ah well..

    Edit: Just remembered the solstice is the longest day (longest daylight hours) of the year
    no its not becuase we have a winter solsitce which is the shortest day
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    (Original post by Niaya)
    no its not becuase we have a winter solsitce which is the shortest day
    yeah and this is summer which is the longest...
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    (Original post by HearTheThunder)
    yeah and this is summer which is the longest...
    but you didnt say summer solstice you just said solstice
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    (Original post by Niaya)
    but you didnt say summer solstice you just said solstice
    ohh i thought it was implied from NDGAARONDI saying "It will be the summer solstice"
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    yeah
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    mind you... we're closest to the sun in the middle of october. (elliptical orbit and all that)
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    (Original post by Daft Wader)
    mind you... we're closest to the sun in the middle of october. (elliptical orbit and all that)
    A very appropriate avatar you have there.
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    when is the next eclipse?
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    Happy solstice everyone

    It's going to be a nice one - and we're halfway to christmas (more or less)
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    Opposite here down under, it was already getting dark at 5pm - I have to say, I am soo not used to that atm :eek:
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Happy solstice everyone
    You weren't at Stonehenge were you? Saw the programme on Channel 5 about it.
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    yay we are halfway thru the year already. Holy hell if you think about it, that means the christmas is like..*counts on fingers*.. tomorrow!!!!!
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    it should make it cooler because we have now passed the point of the northern hemisphere being closest to the sun. although...it's normally hotter in summer.
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    (Original post by Lauren)
    it should make it cooler because we have now passed the point of the northern hemisphere being closest to the sun. although...it's normally hotter in summer.
    Hours of light is what affects temperature. Our distance from the sun doesn't vary enough for it to be really noticable.
 
 
 
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