172/365 summer solstice 11.10 pm

172/365 summer solstice 11.10 pm, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

Summer solstice today – the longest day of the year. The sun rose at 4.01 am and it set at 11.04 pm, which made the lenght of the day 19 hrs 3 mins. Our Midsummer has been moved to the nearest Saturday of the solstice, ie. next weekend will be the festive summer celebration.

We really had a colourful sunset today. It’s amazing how fast this lightest time of the year flies past. From now on, it will be the slow descend till winter darkness again. Luckily, the shortening of the day will hardly be noticeable until August! Summer has hardly begun, and there is lots more of it left.

The sky at 10 pm.

The sky at 11.30 pm.

2 Responses to “172/365 summer solstice 11.10 pm”

  1. 1 Susan van Gelder
    June 23, 2010 at 14:56

    This is a beautiful shot – I love the silhouettes against the ripples of the water and the fading sky. Happy Solstice.

  2. July 18, 2010 at 23:16

    beautiful and superb composition .. thanks for sharing 😀

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