Tag: Earth

Summer Solstice June 21, 2011

June 21, 2011 to some will just be another Tuesday, however to others it marks the 2011 summer solstice.  Solstice is derived from two Latin words, sol meaning sun and sistere to cause to stand still.  The sun stands still

2 Solar Eclipses Apart of June and July 2011 Eclipse Trinity

Tomorrow, the first of 2 solar eclipses during June and July 2011 will be visible in the northernmost reaches of North America, Europe and Asia. A solar eclipse (new moon) is one of the two different types of eclipses, the

Mercury’s Retrograde is Coming to an End Soon!

Many people have heard the term Mercury is in retrograde but what exactly does that mean? Mercury Retrograde is defined as moving backwards. In Mercury’s case, its retrograde motion makes it appear to be spinning opposite of its normal rotation.