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Looking Skyward: The summer solstice and a rare alignment of the planets

NASA/Genna Duberstein
During the solstices, Earth reaches a point where its tilt is at the greatest angle to the plane of its orbit, causing one hemisphere to receive more daylight than the other.

In this edition of Looking Skyward, CAI's John Basile talks with Regina Jorgenson of the Maria Mitchell Observatory about the summer solstice. They also discuss the rare chance to see five planets at once in the late June sky.

John Basile is the local host of All Things Considered weekday afternoons and a reporter.