TODAY THE EARTH WILL TILT TOWARDS THE SUN…
At approximately 22:34 GMT this evening Monday 20th June 2016 the earth will complete its tilt of 23.4 degrees towards the sun. This will give us the longest or shortest day, depending on where we find ourself on the globe.
THE PATH OF THE SUN
In the northern hemisphere all those locations above the equator will see the sun reaching its zenith, the highest position in the sky.
This morning the sun rose at 4.43 GMT and sunset will occur at 21:21 GMT, making the length of this day 16 hours 38 minutes 23 seconds.
In the Southern Hemisphere all those locations below the equator will see the sun reaching its lowest position in the sky. This will also signal the shortest day of the year.
In the following days after the solstice, the further away you are from the equator the more extreme the weather will become. Sunlight each day will also increase of decrease.
NAMES FOR THE JUNE TILT
The word ‘Solstice’ is a Latin word meaning ‘sun stands still’. This refers to the position of the sun, which appears to hold the same spot in the sky for the few days before and after the actual day of the tilt.
The Dogon of Mali referr to the ‘Solstice‘ as ‘The Sun of The North‘. This refers to the sun reaching its zenith during the course of the earth-sun-cycle.
Others refer to the June tilt as the ‘Sunturn‘ referring to the reversal of sunlight which occurs progressively until we reach the December solstice, when we experience the shortest day and there after, the light returns and the sun is said to be reborn.
EXTRA LIGHT FULL MOON SPECIAL JUNE SOLSTICE 2016
Today is an extra special June Solstice, Why? For the first time since 1967 the Summer Solstice will coincide with the Strawberry Full Moon. As the sun sets below the horizon, the moon will become visible and thereby extend the light in the heavens into the night. Cloud cover permitting we may see the Moon glowing a warm amber.
BLUE WATER FAMILY ACKNOWLEDGES THE EARTH-SUN-MOON CYCLE ALL YEAR
Blue Water Family acknowledges the change of season to remind humanity of our connection to the natural world and the cosmos. We are following in the tradition of our Ancient African Ancestors. In particular the Africans of Ancient Egypt who created the first calendar and reached a high point in the study of Astronomy and Astrology, as referenced in the following books:
When We Ruled by Robin Walker The Black History Man
The Star Of Deep Beginnings by Dr Charles S. Finch 3rd MD
A SUMMER SOLSTICE SOUNDBYTE FROM DR CHARLES S. FINCH 3rd MD
“The solstice is the crowning of Horus the Son in his form of Horus the Sun. At the solstice, the Son becomes his Father. He becomes Ra in his full solar glory, bringing light and life to all the creatures of earth…”
REVIEWS AND TESTIMONIALS
A Review of the Blue Water Family Summer Solstice 2016 London event will be available soon on our Youtube channel. Thank you to our sponsors, the presenters, the performers, the venue proprietors, the caterers, our supporters and well-wishers, the attendees and the Summer Solstice Soundbyte from Dr Charles S. Finch 3rd MD.
Warm Regards From Team Blue Water Family.
By AnkhAmunet who reminds you to Relax Into Your Destiny
AnkhAmunet is a member of Blue Water Family, a global knowledge forum which seeks to remind humanity of its connection to nature and the cosmos. We do this by acknowledging the Equinox and Solstice transits on the four occasions that they happen during the year. See a review of our previous events here: Blue Water Family Events