From the April 2009 issue

Bob Berman’s Strange Universe: How much solstice can you handle?

June 2009: Test family and friends with summer solstice trivia.
By | Published: April 27, 2009 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
Bob Berman

June, of course, brings the summer solstice. It’s one of the few links between sky and Earth that still makes the evening news. Ask friends what happens June 21, and they’re likely to get it right, mostly. Longest day — check. Sun highest up — check. Sun moves through the sky along its most curving path — hmm, what? That one’s not widely known.