Summer Solstice: 4 Myths About the Sun's Ascension

From Chalchuapa, El Salvador, to Stonehenge in England, people are honoring the summer solstice today as the sun ascends to the highest point in the sky in the Northern Hemisphere. But misconceptions about the summer solstice are common, according to astronomer Larry Ciupik at the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum in Chicago. So today, the first day of summer (and the longest day of the year), we examine four myths about the summer solstice. Myth No. 1: The Seasons Change Because of...Full Story
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