Summer Solstice Begins June 21st
June 19, 2013
Summer officially begins on June 21st, the Northern Hemisphere’s summer solstice. This year, the first day of summer is a Friday, so expect beaches to be full of excited swimmers, ready to have some fun in the sun. The sun’s rays will be dancing across the Northern Hemisphere, while Americans everywhere dance in the sand.
It’s true that the earth goes through cycles and this month the earth’s axis will be tilted 23.5 degrees, the exact tilt it needs to receive more of the sun’s direct rays. We recommend wearing sunblock while enjoying warmer months, as too much sun can be harmful. Summer doesn’t last forever, so be sure to soak it up while you can.
You know what else will benefit from the increase in solar rays? Energy. You can conserve more energy in the summer months, because the sun is out for longer. We recommend investing in some solar items to keep energy consumption down. These are everyday household items that work off the sun’s energy, instead of requiring a draw from your electricity.
Leave this little guy on your windowsill all day long. This will give him plenty of energy to keep him lighting up your bedside table all night long. This little guy makes an excellent nightlight for kids.
This wall mounted clock should be placed somewhere it can get ample sunlight during the day. It soaks up rays fast and lasts all day and night. You won’t be left wondering what time it is after a power outage, not with this handy solar powered clock.
Add this beautiful ornament to your window and watch as it slowly turns around and around, casting a beautiful display of rainbows across the room. Made with genuine Swarovski crystal, this rainbow maker is a beautiful ornamental device. It attaches to windows by a sturdy suction cup back.