Wednesday, June 21, 2006

the long hot summer

from gothamist: The summer solstice occurred at 8:26 EDT this morning. Somewhere over the eastern Atlantic the sun reached it's northernmost point in the sky –being directly overhead at the Tropic of Cancer at local noon. The solstice marks a point in time when druids appeared in droves at Stonehenge, newspaper columnists around the country make astronomically ignorant statements, and the 50 million dollar ad campaign for Stride chewing gum begins.

from krqe: The annual celebration of the summer solstice at Britain's Stonehenge monument passed peacefully after a wet night.
Police estimate about 19,000 people -- the usual mix of hippies, pagans and druids -- greeted the sun as it rose just before 4 a.m. local time on the longest day of the year...

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