Skywatch Friday: The Longest Day

Locally, the Summer Solstice arrived yesterday at 4:09 PM (16:09) or 23:09 GMT.  This photo of Skagit Bay was shot to commemorate that moment.  Appropriately, this was also our first truly beautiful day of the season.  The high temperature for the day was 67.7° F (19.8° C), absolutely perfect in my opinion.

Today, there is a bit more overcast and it's not quite as warm, although still a nice day.  We will also have one second less daylight then yesterday.

Weather data at the time of the photo:  Temperature 64.8° F, Dew Point 53.2° F, Barometer 29.97 inHg Steady, Wind 2 mph from the West, Humidity 66%, Rain None.  We have received 1.01 in of rain so far in June which is just about average for this location.  Sunset this night will be at 9:15 PM (21:15, 04:15 GMT) but evening twilight will persist after 10:00 PM.