Longest day of the year . . .

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  1. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Well, not quite - today's summer solstice is really just like any other day, 24 hours plus or minus some fractions of a second long.

    But the daylight portion of the day today is the longest of the year at just a second or two short of 16 hours here in Seattle. Thus begins our long downhill slide into darkness towards the end of December.

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  2. jessejames

    jessejames Flyslinger

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    Also we will have a chance to see the biggest full moon of the year on June 22-23. It is the closest the moon will be to the earth this year, if you have clear skies it should be spectacular. I saw the full moon in May just as it came over the Indian Peaks in Colorado it was breathtaking and this one should be even more so!!
     
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  3. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Good reminder Jesse. I believe it's called a SuperMoon and will appear about 15% larger than the usual full moon. Tonight's the night, so if the weather permits, look for moonrise in the east just after dark.

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  4. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

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    I'm always a little bummed that just as the weather is getting nice (in theory) we start back down the hill into shorter days. Ah well, such is life in the northwest.
     
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    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Gee, thanks Kent!! I'm guessing you weren't on your high school's cheer club ;).
     
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    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    The highlite of this weather event is" The fremont solstice parade & festival". This marks the offical start of summer!!!
     
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    GAT Dumbfounded

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    I hate this day. It means we've gone around the corner and are now headed back toward winter with the daylight slowly diminishing each day. (the way I see it, today marks the end of summer, not the beginning)
     
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    All the northern Idaho rivers are still too high due to runoff to really be able to fish them and it will be about another 30 days before they become fishable.
    I love September fishing. Low and cooling water, concentrates the trout and the October caddis begin emerging.
    The desert lakes are cool and there aren't the spring wind gales to deal with.
     
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    tythetier Fish Slayer

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    We were out in Weippe, Id last month!! Yes!! That was an awesome moon!! It had been cloudy and rainy all day, then the rain quite right before dusk, it got foggy, then at dark, the fog started burning off and the moon came up from behind the hills!
    Gene, I agree, it is sad... Josh, yeah, we didnt get many good days so far this year. At least on the weekends.
    Kent, at least we dont live in the northern part of AK where it stays dark for how ever many days in a row... I will stick with here.
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Well it might be summer to some, but my day started out at 35 degrees. Three degrees above freezing. It's closer to winter than summer.
     
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    Good! I should be able to fish right up to the 10:06 low tide tonight.
     
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    I think the full moon is Saturday evening and your right 15% larger and 30% brighter, It will be big tonight and Sunday night too so you really have several chances Hope it is clear?? in Seattle. Here in Colorado I intend to hike up to a spot I have picked out that will give a good view to the east, moonrise here is at about 8pm.
     
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    Well I guess that means your still wearing your long johns.
     
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    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    I was just listening to PBS' Newshour and they said the SuperMoon isn't until SUnday, although my smartphone app says the full moon is tomorrow. Who knows?

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    I must say, I'm looking at the moon right now and it looks about as bright as I've ever seen it.
    With all the talk about all the dangerous wild animals lurking out there lately, now we gotta watch out for werewolves!
    Beware..
     
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