Summer Solstice

Kesäpäivänseisaus 2016 on pohjoisella pallonpuoliskolla tiistaina 21. kesäkuuta klo 1.34 Suomen kesäaikaa. Eteläisellä pallonpuoliskolla on samaan aikaan talvipäivänseisaus. Aurinko paistaa tuolloin kohtisuoraan kohti Kravun kääntöpiiriä. Päivä on pohjoisella pallonpuoliskolla pisimmillään ja eteläisellä lyhimmillään.


Brother Sun and Mother Moon,
Day is longest now.

Energies of the brilliant Sun
Aid all at work
Or having fun.

Longest day,
A blessing is,
From rise to set supreme is the Sun.

Fueling growth and
passions bright,
Strong and true is the solar light.

Bounty grows
And river flows,
As Earth is warmed and lighted.

Creative energy reaches zenith
on this day of shortest night.

Crops grow high and excitement grows,
with each new ray of Sun.

Every day,
All creatures play
and hail the mighty Sun.

Ancient solstice,
Fires burning,
Honor the Sun and feed the light.

Druid, Indian, Norse, and Celt all danced
on Summer Solstice,
joyously felt.

Solar winds
and solar flares
Wash away our hunger and our cares.

Mighty Sun,
King of warmth,
Makes humans to frolic and bees to swarm.

Keep this day
In memory bright,
To warm you on long winter nights.

May the rays of solstice keep us warm,
All through the year.

The Sun has kissed
Flower field and tree,
The Sun is supreme.

So mote it be.