Happy 23.5 degree Axial Tilt Day!
Up here we refer to this as “summer solstice”.
My friends in the south call this “winter solstice”.
In Ecuador, Singapore or Nairobi, I suppose it is Tuesday.
In Colorado and elsewhere, we are as tilted toward the Sun as we get. Then we start to slingshot back the other way, like that carnival ride called The Roundup.
The tilt of 23.5 doesn’t change. It only appears to move away from or toward the Sun, because we are orbiting around it.
What a trip, huh?
This means the Sun appeared to “rise” way over there across that ridge a half hour ago, then daily, looks like it creeps back that away.
And so on.
It’s only perspective.
This reality tends to make me think my problems–like our well failing yesterday and suddenly there’s no water–are relatively minor grand-schema-wise.
Enjoy your longest and shortest and middlingest day of the year, wherever you are.
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