6/21/14; The Summer Solstice
Happy Summer Solstice!
This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 54 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 53, barometric pressure 30.00″. Yesterday’s high was a cool 65, and the overnight low a brisk 40.
We’ve got another lovely day on tap for the first day of summer. We’ll see partly sunny skies with highs around 70 and northwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be clear with patchy fog after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 40s with northeast winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.
Sunday should be sunny and warmer with highs in the mid 70s with west winds around 10 mph, becoming northwesterly in the afternoon. Sunday night should be clear with lows in the lower 50s and light and variable winds.
Monday’s looking mostly sunny, warmer and more humid with highs around 80 and light and variable winds. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 81 and a low of 46.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 78 and lows of 57.
The record high was 97°F in 2012 (we had a high of 92 as well).
The record low was 32°F in 1920.
Sunrise: 5:07 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:39 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 45m
Length of Day: 15h 31m
Tomorrow will be 4 seconds shorter.
The Moon is a waning crescent, 23d 17h old with 32% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:30 AM EDT
Moonset: 3:05 PM EDT
The Summer Solstice occurred this morning at 6:51AM. This marks the start of astronomical summer and is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. The solstice occurs when the tilt of a earth’s axis is most inclined toward the sun a t23° 26′. From now until the Winter Solstice on December 21st, the days will get progressively shorter. You can read more about the solstice here.
About Today’s Photo:
The lupines around our pond are in bloom!
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens, ISO 1250, f/40, 1/640″ exposure.