Solstice 2016

by Kathleen

 IMG_4236{Photo of early morning sunrise in Reston, courtesy of Chrissy Kelley}

Solstice season is in full swing and marks the longest, brightest day of the year. And what makes this day extra special is that it arrives with a glowing full moon along with Jupiter, Saturn and Mars in the night sky. What I absolutely love is that after Monday our daylight hours will decrease , and its not that I do not enjoy summer in all its glorious sunlight, but do prefer nightish activities in much cooler weather.

A few interesting facts about the summer solstice is that it marks the midpoint between the planting and harvesting seasons, and a June full moon has not occurred on the solstice since 1948…. wow!!!