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Griffith Observatory To Mark Summer Solstice
CBSLA.com) ^ | June 20, 2013 9:46 AM

Posted on 06/20/2013 11:40:15 AM PDT by BenLurkin

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Spring is ending, summertime is here – and the Griffith Observatory is ready to celebrate.

While many calendars identify the summer solstice as occurring on Friday, June 21, it actually occurs in Los Angeles at 10:04 p.m. on Thursday.

In most of the world, summer begins June 21, while the western U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, and selected Pacific Islands start their summer on June 20.

The summer solstice is the moment when the Earth’s orbital motion points the Earth’s North Pole most closely in the direction of the Sun. Earth’s axis of rotation is tilted 23.5 degrees from perpendicular to the plane of Earth’s orbit, and the tilt is the cause of the seasons.

Griffith Observatory will mark the occasion with experts Dr. Laura Danly and Dr. David Reitzel offering lectures at 12:55 this afternoon and 8:05 tonight as the Sun’s daily path follows its longest and highest arc across the sky for the year.


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1 posted on 06/20/2013 11:40:15 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

If they don’t mark it like the Lithuanians mark it, everyone will be ok (no unwanted pregnancies, wildfires, or alcoholic debauchery).


2 posted on 06/20/2013 11:49:53 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: BenLurkin

Cute little dragon, what’s she doing there?


3 posted on 06/20/2013 11:54:27 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: BenLurkin

sebelius?


4 posted on 06/20/2013 12:40:40 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: BenLurkin
At least the Los Angeles TV CBS should get it right.
Last night our local (Sacramento) Channel 13 announced that the Solstice will occur Friday.
Maybe they get the message before tonight.
5 posted on 06/20/2013 1:27:53 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: publius911

It’ L.A. man!

Always ahead of the rest of the country.


6 posted on 06/20/2013 3:16:32 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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