To take notice of God’s grandeur never fails to give a thrill.
Such is true for summer solstice when the sun stands still.
Then oh the bonfires, fireflies and stars that glow
Lighting farm fields and cattails and gardens that grow,
The sun sinking low before the shortest summer night,
Is nothing short of magic in the fading June twilight.
Today is the 2016 summer solstice — the longest daylight all year — and a rare pairing with a full moon.
The folks from “The Old Farmer’s Almanac” are definitely taking note of the unique situation that has not happened for nearly 70 years. They are teaming up with Slooh (a space exploration organization) to offer a live Web broadcast this evening of the rare summer solstice full moon.
“Having a full moon land smack on the solstice is a truly rare event,” said Bob Berman, Almanac astronomer. “We probably won’t push people off pyramids like the Mayans did, but Slooh will very much celebrate this extraordinary day of light with fascinating factoids and amazing live telescope feeds.”
For more, check out http://www.almanac.com/content/first-day-summer-2016-summer-solstice.