Posts Tagged ‘Science’

History of 2011: Start of a New Decade?

HISTORY OF 2011: A NEW DECADE? As the chronometer clicked over from 2009 to 2010 last year, many¬† heralded the end of the first decade of the millennium and the beginning of the next, regaling the best and worst at the end of the first decade of the 21st century. Except that it wasn’t. Last…

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Science of the Summer Solstice

SCIENCE OF THE SUMMER SOLSTICE The word Solstice comes from the Latin solstitium meaning “Sun, standing-still.” This year the Summer Solstice occurs on June 21 at 05:45 UTC, or Coordinated Universal Time, or Zulu Time, or roughly Greenwich Mean Time. This is also known as the Northern Solstice as the Sun is positioned directly above…

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