This afternoon at 4:09pm (PDT) summer starts officially. It’s the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere. It’s the longest day of the year, with the Sun reaching its most northern point in the sky at noon. After today, the days will start getting shorter.
While we are enjoying the longest day of the year, the southern hemisphere is celebrating its shortest day. The North Pole will have 24 hours of daylight today and the South Pole with stay dark for 24 hours!A happy sign in the garden!
Seasons of 2012:
SPRING EQUINOX March 20, 1:14 A.M. EDT
SUMMER SOLSTICE June 20, 7:09 P.M. EDT
FALL EQUINOX September 22, 10:49 A.M. EDT
WINTER SOLSTICE December 21, 6:12 A.M. EST
Seasons of 2013:
SPRING EQUINOX March 20, 7:02 A.M. EDT
SUMMER SOLSTICE June 21, 1:04 A.M. EDT
FALL EQUINOX September 22, 4:44 P.M. EDT
WINTER SOLSTICE December 21, 12:11 P.M. EST