"Celebrate the Summer Solstice and Win a Copy of Our Brand New 'Star Gazer' Video!"

Scheduled air date: 1998 Jun 15-21

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Summer Solstice (the first day of Summer) occurs on June 21st (for the Northern Hemisphere) and marks the point when the Sun appears farthest North.  At the Tropic of Cancer, the Sun will appear directly overhead at noon.

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On this same morning, the Pleiades (Seven Sisters), brilliant Venus, and a thin crescent Moon will be lined up in a dazzling twilight display.

If you wish to view illustrations for other episodes, please see our Star Gazer Illustrated directory.

Illustrations on this page were created using TheSky Astronomy Software, an advanced desktop planetarium program designed for Windows.

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