Summer Solstice Begins Tomorrow!
In other words, Summer begins on Wednesday 6/21/17 at exactly 12:24am!
Here some Summer Solstice fun facts you can share with your friends and family to make believe you are kind of smart:
- In terms of the amount of daylight, Tomorrow is the "longest" day of the year.
- There will be 15 hours, 5 minutes, and 35 seconds of sunlight on 6/21/17
- After June 21, the sun starts setting a little bit earlier each day.
- The sun is furthest from the earth
- In the Southern Hemisphere (Australia), Tomorrow is the shortest day of the year, and days start get longer after 6/21
- According to Mental Floss, in Alaska, the solstice is celebrated with a midnight baseball game!
- According to NJ.com, At Stonehenge, thousands of people gather for a four-day festival of music, dancing, drumming and camping to watch the sun rise and welcome the start of summer. In 2016, alcohol and drugs were banned from this celebration, and attendance dropped by about half, according to a report by the BBC.
There you go......some fun-facts for you. Hope you enjoyed this little Summer Solstice lesson! Now go run off and share your knowledge with the world!!