Happy Summer Solstice! Yay! (Northern Solstice)

Posted on 20th June 2008 by Ryan Somma in science holidays - Tags:

Today, June 20th at 23:59 (one minute to midnight UTC (18:59 EST)), the sun will shine at its highest northern latitude for the year, appearing directly overhead for anyone standing at latitude 23.44° north, also known as the tropic of Cancer.


Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice
Credit: GI

This is the longest day of the year, and from here on out the days will get shorter until the Winter Solstice. So go outside and enjoy the season. Fall is closer than you think!

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