Friday Round-Up: Happy Solstice!
Unless you’ve been living in a deep, dark cave… You may have noticed that there is a lot of cool stuff going on out there. So, we thought it was high-time we started rounding up some of our faves each Friday. Every month, we’ll be choosing a theme that fits with the Osprey lifestyle. We couldn’t be happier that it’s finally June — which means we get to celebrate summer solstice — so this month we’re devoting it to all things summer related! Welcome to the Osprey Friday Round-Up!
Well it’s official: summer is upon us. Tuesday marked the summer solstice, which meant the longest day of the year and the official start to one of our favorite seasons. But we’re not the only ones to get excited about summer; there were solstice celebrations around the world.
So what exactly makes it solstice?
From National Geographic:
Today the North Pole is tipped more toward the sun than on any other day of 2011. The opposite holds true for the Southern Hemisphere, where today is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year.
As a result, at high noon on the first day of summer, the sun appears at its highest point in the sky—its most directly overhead position—in the Northern Hemisphere.
Here’s what it looked like in Anchorage: