Earliest sunrises of the year happen now before the summer solstice

Summer officially starts on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 6:34 PM. That will be the longest day of the year with the sun directly overhead at its farthest point north, the Tropic of Cancer (23.5 degrees N latitude). In Greenville, we’ll see 14 hours and 34 minutes of daylight on the solstice. But did you know that the earliest sunrises are happening now? The exact date of earliest sunrise varies with latitude. In Greenville, the earliest sunrise continues for the next few mornings (June 15 & 16, 2016) at 5:53 AM. June 2016 sunrise/sunset calendar. Click…

Sunday Science Tidbit; ITCZ: Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone

If you look at the Earth from space, you’ll notice a narrow band of clouds around the earth. In this week’s Sunday Science Tidbit we’re goin…

Sunday Science Tidbit; Glories, Brocken Spectre, and Heiligenschein

In this week’s Sunday Science Tidbit we’re going to take a look at 3 optical events known as glories, brocken spectre, and heiligenschein. T…