Extreme heat grips Northern Hemisphere on summer solstice
June 21, 2017 As Wednesday marked the summer solstice - the longest day of the year - forecasters said temperatures in Paris were expected to hit 37 Celsius (100 Fahrenheit), Madrid could see 38C, and London was set for 34C with warnings of thunderstorms.
There's a giraffe in the sky — in the Northern Hemisphere
March 27, 2017 Even to the beginning astronomer or the casual night sky watcher, there are at least a half dozen constellations that are easily identifiable based on bright stellar ...
Spring equinox 2017 Google doodle marks 1st day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere
March 20, 2017 writes the Google Doodle team on Google's doodle blog, “You may also notice that on the equinox, the sun rises directly in the east and sets directly in the west, whereas at other times in the year, it appears off-center if you're facing those ...
Monday marks first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere
March 19, 2017 It's one of two times during the year when this happens, the other being on the first day of autumn. These are the two days of the year when the sun is above the horizon for exactly half the day, so the length of daylight is equal to that of night ...
Summer Solstice 2013: Northern Hemisphere Welcomes Longest Day Of The Year
June 20, 2013 After the summer solstice passes, the sun's apparent path through the sky will move south again, and the days will become shorter. As Earth keeps spinning toward the winter solstice, the sun's apparent path will continue to move south until it crosses ...
Summer solstice 2013: Northern Hemisphere’s longest day, highest sun of the year
June 20, 2013 Historically, the summer solstice has been celebrated as an astronomical turning point. But what makes this day unique to humans observing the annual movement of our nearest star? Let's sum it up in four main points (and delve into some detail along ...
Snow Falling in Colorado on Eve of Northern Hemisphere's Summer Solstice
June 20, 2011 By Brian K. Sullivan - Mon Jun 20 19:07:01 GMT 2011 The calendar says summer starts tomorrow in the Northern Hemisphere. The snow falling in the mountains of Colorado tells a different story. A storm that has prompted a tornado watch across Nebraska ...
First Day of Fall 2010 Falls On September 22, 2010 for Northern Hemisphere
September 20, 2010 In 2010, the first day of fall falls on September 22 for those countries located in the Northern Hemisphere such as the United States and Canada. ...
Perseid Meteor Shower August 2010 Tonight: Most Visible in Northern Hemisphere
August 13, 2010 Originating from the constellation Perseus, Perseid Meteor Showers are active this year 2010 from July 23 to August 24. However, it will peak on the night ...