After a clammy early spring, the sun is back finally. It's going to rise toward its highest point in the sky by June 21, the longest day of the year. Measured as an angle from the ground, in Gainesville the sun will be about 78 degrees up. It can't ever be exactly vertical above us because the subsolar point, where the sun is perpendicular above the ground, doesn't move this far north.
Saturday is Independence Day. Happy Birthday, America! And what better way to celebrate this auspicious occasion than to embrace the red, white and blue and all the goodness and greatness it represents.