Because the Earth is tilted 23.4 degrees the noon sun appears to rise and fall in the sky over the course of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere, the sun will reach its northernmost point in the sky – known as the summer solstice – on Saturday June 21st, marking the official first day of summer. It is also the longest day of the year.
In hours, minutes and seconds, how long is the longest day of the year? In other words, how much time is there between sunrise and sunset here in Los Angeles on the longest day of the year?
(Remember, don’t cheat by looking up the answer. Just give us your best guess. Also, Price is Right rules are in effect, so the person who is closest to the correct answer without going over will be the winner).
On this date in history, June 12, 1979, the first successful crossing of the English Channel in a human-powered aircraft took place. Bryan Allen flew the Gossamer Albatross across the English Channel powered only by the pilot pedaling a bicycle-like contraption that drove a large two-bladed propeller.
How long did it take to fly across the English Channel in the first human-powered aircraft?