Today in History: Summer Solstice

| June 21, 2018

180618_News_1080x1920New York City’s current weather conditions indicate partly cloudy skies, with a high of 86F and low of 66F. Sunrise came at 5:25am and sunset will be at 8:30pm. There is 73% humidity, wind blowing northerly at 6mph. Summer unfolding, as school lets out and lemonade stands dot the city streets. Kids swinging, rainbow’s in the sprinkler, Mr. Softee making rounds…

June 21st, 2018 marks the onset of summer, at the time of the longest day. June solstice is the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, and the exact timing depends on when the sun reaches its northernmost point from the equator. Farmer’s Almanac predicted 6:07am in the Northern Hemisphere. Higher in the sky throughput the day, the sun’s rays strike Earth at a more direct angle, and typically the sun is seen the longest, even if it is not the hottest day of the year.

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