Summer Solstice Day
About the Summer Solstice
When is the Summer Solstice? June 21, 2023; June 20, 2024; June 20, 2025; June 21, 2026; June 21, 2027; June 20, 2028
Roll out those lazy, crazy, hazy days of summer. It arrives today! Summer Solstice is sometimes referred to as “Midsummer” Litha”. It’s the longest day of the year. The amount of daylight only goes down from here….for the next six months (more on that later). Summer Solstice is the meteorological start of summer. It’s time to enjoy vacations, great weather, pools, baseballs, and everything else that goes along with the favorite season of kids and most adults. Grab your favorite beverage and enjoy the season, because for many of us it is all too short.
Did you know? The sun does not set at the North Pole today. There is 24 hours of sunlight. Does it make up for that cold day in December when the sun does not rise above the horizon at the Arctic Circle? No, but today it sure does feel good wherever you are!
How to Celebrate Summer Solstice
- Go outside and absorb some Vitamin D. Doesn’t the warm spring sun feel good?
- If you are a gardener, now is the perfect time for most of us to begin our indoor plant starts. More on Gardening.
- If spring has arrived in your area, go out and view the bright and colorful Daffodils and Tulips.
- Open up a window and let the warm spring air inside.
- Begin your spring yard work.
“If summer had one defining scent, it’d definitely be the smell of barbecue.” – – Katie Lee
More About Today
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