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Capturing the Summer Solistice

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Yesterday spring gave way to summer, and the transition is known as the Summer Solstice. LAist Featured Photos pool contributor and blogger Lydia Marcus captured its "local noon" moment with her camera at Griffith Observatory's Gottlieb Transit Corridor yesterday, then explained on her blog: "Sunlight hits the Transit Corridor at 12:55pm on June 21, 2010 marking high noon and this year's Summer Solstice - the day the sun is at it's highest position all year long, also making it the longest day of the year. "

Though the Observatory itself was closed yesterday, visitors could take a look at the tracking mechanisms that are part of the landmark's recent renovation outside on the plaza, where yesterday "the Sun’s projected image crosses the engraved meridian arc of the Gottlieb Transit Corridor on the west side of the Observatory."

Welcome to summer!