Although it’s felt like it arrived a few weeks ago, today is the first day of summer. This is also our “longest day of the year” meaning we have more daylight time today than at any other time of the year. Some areas of the continental U.S. will see about 16 hours of daylight today. For us in this area, we are just shy of 15 hours with sunrise at 5:31 am and sunset at 8:25 pm. Of course, northern Alaska is currently going without a sunset at all right now, as they are in the middle of their time where the sun is up for nearly 24 hours. Each day will get shorter after today until December 21st, which is the first day of winter. On that day, our area will have less than 9 ½ hours of daylight.