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The Summer Solstice!

The Summer Solstice!

The summer solstice is significant to passive solar building because they are built to take advantage of the sun’s predictable path through the sky.

This helps them to stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

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The Winter and Summer Sun’s Path – Solstice Picture Gallery

The Winter and Summer Sun’s Path – Solstice Picture Gallery

Here are photos of the sun’s path in the sky on the winter (top) and summer (below) solstices.

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Movement of the Sun

Movement of the Sun

The Earth is rotating around the sun, however, as our planet spins and rotates around the sun, it appears to the inhabitants of Earth that the sun is moving across the sky. Thus, it is often referred to as the ‘movement of the sun’.