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Did You Miss It?

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Did You Miss It?

Yesterday was the longest day.  You'd never believe it would you?  We're now on the downward slope to winter Sad
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As my Granny used to say...
"The longest day has gone away, prepare for the longest night!"
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Today will be 6 seconds shorter than yesterday.....and I will miss them Cry
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Wasn't it actually the 20th?
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It was chucking it down on Wednesday and no-one would have noticed.
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Oh not again...
This keeps happening every year  Angry  Grin  Cheesy  Wink  Crazy
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Ah!! I forgot it's a leap year. Roll eyes
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Summer officially kicks off today, with the summer solstice marking the longest day of the year on June 20, at least in the Northern Hemisphere.
This year's summer solstice takes place a day earlier than it's been for the past three years, due to the fact that 2012 is a leap year—this February got an extra day, to keep our calendar year of 365 days in sync with the astronomical year, which is about 365.24 days.
In general, the exact timing of the summer solstice changes from year to year, "but there's a bigger jump when you have a leap year," explained Mark Hammergren, an astronomer at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.
"But it's still always going to be around June 20 or 21."
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My daughters birthday is the 24th June, I knew its either mid-summer or longest day (they're different days) thank you for clearing that up.
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Yesterday was the longest day.  You'd never believe it would you?  We're now on the downward slope to winter Sad

I thought every day was the same length just that the 20th was supposed to have the longest amount of daylight Wink

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23 hours 56 minutes 4 seconds....from memory Smiley
A year is 365 days 5 hours 48 minutes and 45.5 seconds....again from memory Smiley
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Since the longest day was Wednesday and we were walking round Brownsea Island (Poole Harbour) in glorious sunshine  I can't complain.
We even saw a nightjar (that is unusual) and loads of red squirrels eating peanuts from the various bird feeders
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Looks nice Smiley
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glorious sunshine all day 20th and 21st, could do with some cloud, the fish run deep on bright days, no good for fly-fishing Roll eyes
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Wimbledon starts on Monday so I hope we can return to the lazy, hazy days of summer for 2 weeks at least. I'll be taking some cold weather clothing with me just in case Undecided
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A piece of trivia picked up from a recent TV quiz programme. Another name for a leap year is  "bissextile year".
http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Bissextile
Looking at the word I would have previously guessed something to do with a twelve year period - or the time when a heterosexual couple made improvements to their bathroom!