Don’t Miss It: 3:50 PM CDT Today: the Earth Will Stop!


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Don’t Miss it! 

 It’s Today!  Thursday, June 20, 2024, at 3:50 PM CDT, is an amazing moment in Earth’s journey.

We call it the Summer Solstice.

Our Planet’s northward tilt will abruptly stop today (Thursday, June 20)  at exactly 3:50 PM Central Daylight Time.

The Summer Solstice is a specific moment when the Earth suddenly stops its northward tilt towards the Sun.

It’s the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, while the North Pole will have 24 hours of sunlight.

The Earth will not stop spinning at 3:50 PM.  Rather, it will stop its tilt and go into reverse.

Today at 3:50 PM, this tilt will take a deep breath and begin its reverse course until our part of Earth is leaning away from the sun, and we have shorter days followed by winter.

This 23-and-a-half-degree tilt from Earth’s axis tilt is actually a wobble, similar to a top slowing down.

This wobbling tilt causes our seasons (not the Earth’s distance from the Sun.),

I don’t want to get too deep in the weeds of Astronomy, but the Summer Solstice has nothing to do with Earth’s rotation. That spinning rotation continues at a steady 24 hours per rotation, which is what we call a day.

The Summer Solstice has nothing to do with our yearly journey around the Sun. That orbit stays at 365 days plus or minus a few leap years.

But this Summer Solstice, June 20, is an amazing day on Earth’s calendar. Better yet, it’s an amazing moment on the Universe’s timepiece.

That moment will be today at exactly 3:50 PM CDT.  Set the alarm on your iPhone for 3:50 and jump in the air at that precise moment.

I plan to walk outside and give my famous Dry Creek hoot owl call.

You won’t feel the Earth stopping; you won’t hear gears grinding or oceans sloshing, but the entire Planet’s tilt will stop . . .

. . . from China to India to Zambia . . .

. . .  from Switzerland (home of Swiss time) to the North Pole (where there will be 24 hours of daylight) . . .

. . . from Chile to Flatwoods, Louisiana.

Every speck of our Planet will come to this galactic stop sign before putting it in reverse and leaning away from its uttermost northern tilt.

Beginning tomorrow (Friday), our days will gradually become shorter. This will continue until we reach the Winter Solstice in late December, which is the polar opposite of what will occur today.

I think it’s all pretty amazing.

Without this perfect 23.5-degree tilt, we freeze or burn.

Without the Earth’s perfect spin every twenty-four hours, everything on our planet would change, none of it suitable for human life.

Without our perfect distance from the Sun, our climate would be uninhabitable.

Without our perfectly placed satellite, the Moon, ocean tides, and many cycles of life would disappear, change, or be disrupted.

I say all of that to say this: Our Solar System points me directly to a Creator God.

The best way to explain all of the perfect clockwork I’ve shared is to believe:

“In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.”


Even the Apollo astronauts, glancing back at Planet Earth from lunar orbit, read Genesis 1:1 to the listening world:

“In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.”


The evidence points to God’s handiwork. It’s hard for me to believe this is all a happy cosmic accident.

So, I choose to believe.

I can’t explain everything about the ice ages and dinosaurs. That’s above my pay grade.

I simply believe, “In the Beginning, God created the heavens and earth.”

Whatever transpired occurred due to His timing and plan.


But there’s an additional reason I believe:  I’ve seen lives completely changed by God.

I think of my friend Andrew. He was brought up in a home where no one was a Christian. He knew nothing of the Bible, church, or any religious beliefs.

But he was befriended by several Christians who shared about how Jesus had come into their lives and changed them.

Andrew wanted that, so he turned in faith to the Savior.

He said it was a defining moment in his life.

A world-changing tilt happened in Andrew’s life, not all at once but earth-shattering just the same.

We call it being born again.

Nothing was ever the same in Andrew’s life, and that new life continues even now.

It’s hard to argue with a changed life.

A life changed by the same God who created Heaven and Earth.

Looking up,

Curt Iles


P.S.  Don’t forget to set your alarm for 3:50 PM Central Daylight Time Today (Thursday, June 20, 2024).

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*Astronomy is the serious scientific study of the universe. One of the joys of my life was teaching physical science as a young teacher/coach.

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