“11 THINGS ABOUT THE JUNE SOLSTICE”….you MAY NOT KNOW, from timeanddate.com!
It’s less than a week away, so time to plan if you’d like to celebrate it in a special way. This article provides some wonderful informational tidbits. A sample of what you might learn (#8) is quoted below.
Apparently the solstice occurs at the same exact time all over the world, 22:35 UTC. There’s a link below to a page that indicates the EDT moment in 2016. “Solstices and Equinox’s for Holland” (and other time zones). Another page helps calculate UTC to your time zone, also from timeanddate.com.
“#8. Even though the June Solstice is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, most places do not see the earliest sunrise of the year on this day. The earliest sunrise happens a few days before and the latest sunset takes place a few days after the June Solstice.”
There are many ways to celebrate the June Solstice. For runners this could be an organized race or a symbolic run. Asics is hosting an event in which elite runners relay around Mount Blanc in France. The competition involves completing the circumvention in less than 15 hours and 41 minutes that day before the sun sets. It’s called the “Beat the Sun Challenge”. The actual challenge event registration is closed but anyone (runners, walkers, and cyclists) can register and receive a 10% discount on their brand merchandise (You’ll need to read the details to see if it would help you buy something you’ve been wanting).
Enjoy the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere as people have done for eons!
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