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Summer has arrived - 5 things to know about the longest day of the year
by Justin Grieser
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21 June 2018
On 21 June 2018 The Washington Post reported:
The summer solstice is here ... . It is the longest day and shortest night in the Northern Hemisphere and traditionally considered the first day of summer -- even if it has felt like summer for a while now. The 2018 summer solstice occurred at 6:07 a.m. on Thursday, June 21 [Eastern Daylight Time in United States]. Whether it is your first time learning about the solstice or you are looking for a refresher, here are five things you need to know.
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1. What happens on the solstice? The June solstice marks the exact moment when the sun's direct rays reach as far north as they ever get, appearing straight overhead along the Tropic of Cancer, at 23.5 degrees north latitude. As a result, we see the sun take its highest and longest path through the sky.
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