If you watch the sky regularly, you may know that June is a great season for planet watching. Mars, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn all make appearances across the sky this month. The Summer Solstice of the Northern Hemisphere–when the sun’s path is most arched, reaching its most northerly point and giving us the longest stretch of sunlight in the year–also occurs on June 21. The June solstice is the astronomical start to the summer for sky-watchers north of the equator.
Celebrate the Summer Solstice with this lovely poem by Rose Styron and check out books about astronomy, space exploration, and (maybe) aliens from the JTCC Libraries.
Goodnight, Great Summer Sky