June 21, 2013 1:25 AM

Alex Beam | Celebrate summer solstice with a little sunshine

Alone among the notable days in the year, there stands the summer solstice in splendid, sun-drenched isolation. It starts today, the longest day of the year, when the sun (in Latin, “sol”) stands still (“sistere”) and shines for slightly more than 15 hours.

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