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The summer solstice tilt

Published 06/29/2011, DL-Online

I am writing to you today at midmorning of June 21, the summer solstice, or as it is sometimes referred to, midsummer. According to John Wheeler, meteorologist, if you could stand somewhere on the Tropic of Cancer today at high noon, your shadow would be exactly beneath you and exactly as big around as you are. But if you stand outside at high noon today in Detroit Lakes, Minn., where I am, you would not see your shadow at all, because it would be raining on you. Any dry spot beneath you, if there were one, would be exactly as big around as you are.

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