Summer Solstice

Tomorrow is the summer solstice, known as the first day of summer to Americans. Why do we call this the first day of summer? Weather-wise, it’s more like the end of the first third of summer. Oh well…

I trolled for some Solstice Superstitions. Most of them hark to druidish type things, and were too boring for this blog. Here’s one I like: (from http://www.geocities.com/traditions_uk/midsummer.html)

If on Midsummer’s Eve, you approach a fern leaf backwards, without looking, and – without touching the leaf – collect the seed (spores), they have to power to make you invisible.

So, I’ll be gathering myself some fern spores tomorrow. Right after I balance eggs on end.

For note, tomorrow we enter the blissful days of summer at 1223 Universal Time, which is 0723 EST which is 8:23 Eastern Daylight Time for us American east coasters. What will you be doing? I’ll be getting my teeth cleaned.

This entry was posted in Astronomy, Random. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Summer Solstice

  1. Tenner says:

    I’ll be en route to school during the solstice, at which I have three hours of “office hours” for those students taking my Physics examination Thursday; then I proctor the Chemistry examination in the afternoon.

    Happy solstice to you and yours.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>