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Summer Starts: June 20, 2024, Solstice Marks First Day in Northern Hemisphere

Summer Days are here! Summer begins with the solstice on Thursday, June 20, 2024, marking the first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. But what is the summer solstice? Is it really the longest day of the year? Welcome the solstice with some interesting facts and folklore.

The June Solstice In the Northern Hemisphere, the June solstice, also known as the summer solstice, happens when the Sun follows its northernmost path in the sky. This signals the start of summer. Conversely, in the Southern Hemisphere, the June solstice marks the start of winter as the Sun is at its lowest point in the sky.

When is the Summer Solstice? The June solstice takes place on Thursday, June 20, 2024, at 4:51 P.M. EDT.

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