Quotes

Here comes fall, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass!

Stephen King's Quote About Fall

Stephen King’s Quote About Fall

Yay it’s finally September and my favorite season is around the corner!

“But then fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.”

Stephen King, Salem’s Lot

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Science

Supermoon coming this Sunday. Save the date!

Supermoon

Did you know why the first day of summer is not the warmest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere?

The Earth’s oceans and atmosphere absorb and radiate the sun’s rays over time. Even though the earth is absorbing a lot of sun rays today, it takes several weeks to release it. This is why the hottest days are usually in July or August.

Myth: In the northern hemisphere the sun is the closest to the earth on the summer solstice.

Wrong. It’s the tilt of the earth that affects the seasons. During the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the sun is actually the farthest from the sun!

Learn more about summer solstice here: Summer Solstice 2013: Why It’s the First Day of Summer

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