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    Summer Solstice

    by According to a quick Google search, the Summer Solstice happens today at 5:43 pm EDT. In ancient days in northern Europe (where, spread across a couple of locales, most of my ancestors are from), the Solstice was an important day of the year. The longest day, the most daylight. The high point of the year and worthy of celebration. Midsummer. Wait, isn’t the solstice the first day of Summer? Which I’ve always found weird, and the same with the winter solstice being the first day of Winter. It makes more sense to me that the longest and shortest day-periods of the year are also the high and low points…