Summer Solstice 2024!

The summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere is today, June 20th! What exactly is the summer solstice? The summer solstice is the longest day of the year. It marks the first day of astronomical summer. Even though it might be hot (especially with the recent heat waves) in your area, summer only officially starts today. The Earth’s Northern Hemisphere is tilted towards the Sun, causing the solstice. This day marks the closest the Northern Hemisphere will be to the Sun this year.

Check out the full video, where this image was clipped from, about why days get shorter in the winter here!

Go out, stay safe in the Sun, and enjoy the summer solstice together! Don’t forget to wear your sunscreen!