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Midsummer Posted by Mikko @ 11:37 GMT

Ah, it's Midsummer. In Finland this is roughly as big a holiday as Christmas is.

Which means everything pretty much shuts down and many people start their summer holidays now – but don't worry, our labs continue operating normally, 24 hours a day.

Midsummer is in the middle of summer. That's why they call it midsummer. In fact, today is the longest day of the year in the Northern hemisphere. The solstice occurs at 18:06 UTC.

To illustrate this, here's a photo I took from an airplane yesterday as we were starting to land at the Helsinki airport. When I took the photo, it was ten past eleven. In the evening.

Juhannus

Hauskaa Juhannusta.
Mikko






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