22 June 2013

Full Disk View on the Summer Solstice (Northern Hemisphere)

Posted by Dan Satterfield

The sun reached it’s farthest point north of the Equator today (at 5:04 GMT). While you have surely noticed the shortening shadows at midday, you can clearly see it on the GOES image taken at sunset Eastern USA time tonight. Notice the 24 hour daylight at the top of the World and the complete absence of sunlight over Antarctica.

From the Univ. of Dundee Download station. Click for a GREAT BIG image.

Here in Maryland, tomorrow will bring 3 seconds LESS sunlight than today!