(Undated) — It’s the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. The summer solstice occurred at 5:07 a.m. this morning. That’s when the Northern Hemisphere reaches its maximum tilt towards the sun. The solstice is celebrated a variety of ways around the world. Hundreds of people gather at Stonehenge in England to mark the occasion.
For our area today, we see nearly 15 hours of daylight–with sunrise at 5:31 am and sunset at 8:25 pm. After today, the daylight time will continue to get shorter until we reach our shortest day on December 21st. On that day, sunrise isn’t until 7:12 am and sunset is at 4:38—which is 9 hours, 26 minutes of daylight. And, that means we lose 5 hours and 28 minutes of daylight over the next 6 months.
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