Summer Arrives Friday, June 21st!

June 20, 2019

Ready for Summer?

Even though we usually feel the summer season has begun with the passing of Memorial Day weekend, the "scientific" start of summer happens on June 21st.  Conveniently, a Friday this year.

If the recent San Diego weather is an indication, we might not feel the full effects of the day when we get the most sunshine of any day of the year.  Think, "June gloom."

Technically speaking, the summer solstice occurs when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer.  If you're keeping track, that's 23.5 degrees north latitude. The precise time this will occur in the Pacific time zone is 8:54 am on Friday the 21st.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the peak days of sunlight usually occurs on June 20 - 22 of any given year. What we call the summer solstice. For our neighbors in the Southern Hemisphere, peak sunlight happens December 21 - 23 and the Northern Hemisphere experiences peak levels of darkness - the winter solstice.

For a completely different view, check out the video below.  Nearly 24 hours of sunlight as viewed in Fairbanks, Alaska in 2015.

Whatever your plans, we hope you have a great summer!  Ready, set, go!