Thursday, June 20, 2019

Summer Solstice 2019

Summer Solstice, at Stonehenge
The Summer Solstice strikes tomorrow morning at 11:54 a.m.

It's your moment for placating whichever gods/goddesses you acknowledge.

The earth goddesses here are Ceres and Flora, with a host of local deities of river, rock, and rise. We also acknowledge the sky gods, who've been such a problem lately. What is your problem, guys?

11:54 would be, for ancient peoples, that moment when the sun appeared to stand still, because they didn't understand the tilt of the earth on its axis and that when it reaches the max extent of its northward tilt (at 11:54 a.m. tomorrow, for one example), it begins to tilt back toward the south.

Ain't science wonderful?

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