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Today Marks the Summer Solstice

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Ridgewood NJ, the longest day in North America, in terms of daylight hours, typically occurs on or around June 21st each year. This date marks the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, when the Earth’s axial tilt is most inclined toward the Sun. On this day, the Sun reaches its highest point in the sky and daylight hours are at their maximum.

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Celebrate the Summer Solstice !

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Ridgewood NJ, June 20th is the Summer Solstice The summer solstice, also known as festival solstice or midsummer, occurs when one of the Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt toward the Sun. It happens twice yearly, once in each hemisphere.

At the summer solstice, the Sun travels the longest path through the sky, and that day therefore has the most daylight. When the summer solstice happens in the Northern Hemisphere, the North Pole is tilted about 23.4° (23°27´) toward the Sun.

Why not celebrate this weekend with a summer solstice gardening party. You can welcome the first day of summer with your family and friends while sharing the joy of gardening with them.People have been celebrating the summer solstice for centuries, with elaborate festivals that honor nature. So, why not continue this tradition in your way with a gardening party? A gardening party is a festive event in which people can eat great food, socialize with loved ones, and connect to nature by planting flowers, fruits, or vegetables. It’s an informal, entertaining, and educational way of saluting the summer season.

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Summer solstice: Revellers flock to road in Manchester that lies on ancient solar pathway

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A RESIDENTIAL street in south Manchester is set to be brimming with solstice revellers today after mapping experts have found it will point exactly in the direction of the sunset on the longest day of the year.

PUBLISHED: 02:32, Sun, Jun 21, 2015 | UPDATED: 10:36, Sun, Jun 21, 2015

Experts say that a section of Claremont Road, Manchester, could have mystical energy after it was found it lie perfectly on an ancient solar pathway.

The street is in exact alignment with the midsummer sunset – just like the prehistoric landmark Stonehenge.

This means the road will be the perfect spot to admire the sun set on the longest day of the year.

A solstice-themed festival will be held in Alexandra Park this weekend, which borders with the road near Whalley Range to celebrate the height of summer.

The event, organised by Alexandra Wildlife Forum, will run a series of solstice-themed activities, including a crash course in mystical practise of water dousing, where sticks and rods are said to be able to detect underground water sources.

Last year mapping expert Dimi Sztanko created a guide to streets in cities around the world which align with the winter and summer solstice sunsets, which listed the south Manchester street.