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Summer Solstice!

The solstice doth cometh this weekend...eth.
We get to enjoy more than 15 hours of sunlight on the first day of Summer
We get to enjoy more than 15 hours of sunlight on the first day of Summer
It has arrived! Summer is here! (That seemed almost impossible after this past winter, didn't it?!)

The summer solstice occurs at 6:51am on Saturday, June 21, 2014. The solstice marks the moment when the sun is at it's northern most point in the sky/most directly overhead.

Let's backtrack....back to Earth Science class.

If you recall, the Earth sits on a tilted axis (23.5 degrees, to get specific). It is because of this tilt that Earth experiences seasons. As the Earth orbits around the Sun once per year, the tilt toward and away from the sun creates a cooler and warmer period of weather at the Earth's surface. On the solstice, the north pole is pointing most toward the Sun, allowing the northern hemisphere to enjoy the Summer season. Meanwhile, in the southern hemisphere, Winter starts.
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