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Summer Solstice 2016

June 20, 2016

Summer Solstice
Today, on June 20, the Sun’s direct rays will reach their northernmost point, furthest from the equator, directly over the Tropic of Cancer. Folks wintering in the Southern Hemisphere call this the June or Northern Solstice. Here in the Northern Hemisphere we just call it the Summer Solstice, the first day of astronomical Summer. Northern latitudes have the longest hours of daylight.

More:

“Summer solstice 2016: Everything you need to know about the longest day of the year,” Justin Grieser, Washington Post

“The strawberry full moon makes this summer solstice a super rare thing,” Melissa Breyer, TreeHugger

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Summer Solstice 2013

June 21, 2013

Summer Solstice 2013

At 05:04 UTC (01:04 a.m. EDT) on June 21, the Sun reached its northernmost point, furthest from the equator, directly over the Tropic of Cancer. Folks wintering in the Southern Hemisphere call this the June or Northern Solstice.  Here in the Northern Hemisphere we call this the Summer Solstice, or the first day of Summer. Can we get a lift to the beach?

More:

“The June Solstice,” TimeAndDate.com

Summer Solstice 2013: Why It’s the First Day of Summer,” Ker Than, National Geographic News

“June solstice 2013 brings northernmost sun,” EarthSky.org

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