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It's summer solstice time. What does that mean?
by Adithi Ramakrishnan

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19 June 2024

On 19 June 2024 reported: It's time for the start of summer -- with a full moon to boot. Here's what to know about the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere on Thursday [20 June]. The Earth spins on a tilt as it revolves around the sun. The summer solstice occurs for Earth's upper half when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted most closely toward the sun. This also marks the longest day and shortest night of the year. Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the field of science, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.

Around the same time, the Southern Hemisphere is at its most extreme tilt away from the sun, entering winter solstice and its shortest day of the year.

...This year's summer solstice comes with a treat: the first full moon of the summer, coined the strawberry moon. The moon won't be pink or red in color: Its name comes from several Indigenous tribes [in the U.S.] who noticed that its timing coincided with the strawberry harvest.

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