summer-solstice

summer solstice

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Mars Brightest in the Sky During the Month of the Summer Solstice
June 2, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Jupiter is now high in the southwest at dusk. It outshines all stars we ever see at night, so you can’t miss it.  Mars and Saturn are now in the southeast at dusk. As you watch them rise, Mars is to the right and is much brighter.  In fact, this month Mars outshines all of […]

Saturday’s the Summer Solstice: Five signs we’ve reached (another) Houston summer
June 20, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Saturday’s the official beginning of summer! The day with the most sunlight (in the northern hemisphere), we’re now in the time of short shorts, trips to the beach, ice cream and vacations (and our Mixers & Elixirs Summer Solstice Party). But summer in Houston is unique. We certainly know how to have a good time, […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Break out the sunscreen, ’cause here comes the Summer Solstice
June 3, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

This month, Jupiter remains in the evening sky for one more month. Look for it low in the west at dusk, outshining all the stars we ever see at night.  Mars is in the southwest at dusk this month. Mars continues to fade a little each night as Earth continues to leave it farther behind. Still, Mars […]

TGIS: The Summer Solstice is cause to celebrate
June 21, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

It’s been a long week, and we know just what we need to kick back: lots and lots of daylight. So if today feels like it’s been a long day, that’s because it has been. In fact, it’s been the longest day of the year! The sun appears farthest in the north today, making today […]



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