First Day Of Summer

By: Jill Gilardi Email
By: Jill Gilardi Email

At 12:04 a.m. CDT on June 21st, the sun reached its highest point on the celestial sphere marking the start of summer in the northern hemisphere, and winter in the south.

On the first day of summer, known as the summer solstice, we enjoy the most daylight of the calendar year. The Sun reaches its most northern point in the sky at local noon. After this date, the days start getting shorter or in other words the length of daylight starts to decrease.


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