“The solstice comes in June and why? The sun is highest in the sky.”
This old saying tells an abridged version of an old astronomical observation – the summer solstice. This year’s summer solstice will occur on June 21, when the sun will be at its highest point north of the equator here in the Northern Hemisphere. As a result, on that day we’ll experience the longest period of daylight relative to darkness for the entire year. The day of the summer solstice officially marks the first day of summer on the calendar, which is strange since the days start getting shorter right after the solstice!
Naturally, the opposite will happen in Superior; on the day of the winter solstice. But rather than think about that, we would prefer to stay in the warm, summer moments. Be safe as you’re having fun enjoying the summer. Enjoy your summer!