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By Jim White
In the Sky 

Solstice event offers opportunity to view sun safely


June Constellations - Looking up, facing south.

Welcome to June, the month of the summer solstice. The sun will reach its northernmost point in the sky on June 21, when it will be directly above the Tropic of Cancer. On that date the sun will rise at about 5:16 a.m. and will not set until 9 p.m., a total of 15 hours and 44 minutes of daylight.

If you're interested in viewing the sun at the solstice, join the Friends of Goldendale Observatory at the Stonehenge replica, south of Goldendale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 21. Safely filtered telescopes will allow you to see the solar disk as you've never seen it before, including sunspots and solar flares. The viewing is free, and you can learn more about our most important star!

June night...

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