EarthSky.org - 6/11/13
It’s that beautiful time of year again in the Northern Hemisphere, when the June solstice – your signal to celebrate summer – is nearly upon us. For us in this hemisphere, this upcoming solstice, which falls on June 21 for most of us around the globe, marks the longest day of the year. Early dawns. Long days. Late sunsets. Short nights. The sun at its height each day, as it crosses the sky. Meanwhile, south of the equator, winter is about to begin.
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