20 Jun '11, 8pm

Yes, the summer solstice is today....but here are 5 things you don't know about it

Yes, the summer solstice is today....but here are 5 things you don't know about it

At that moment, the sun will reach the point where it is farthest north of the celestial equator. To be more precise, when the summer solstice occurs, the sun will appear to be shining directly overhead at a point on the Tropic of Cancer (latitude 23.5 degrees north) in the Great Bahama Bank, roughly halfway between Andros Island and central Cuba. [Gallery: Stunning Summer Solstice Photos

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