Ask the Weather Guys: When is the summer solstice?

Amos Gonzales
June 20, 2017

To make the seasons even more confusing, the summer solstice happening in the next few hours only applies in the Northern Hemisphere, the Almanac explained. At the moment of the Summer Solstice-this year at 11:24 p.m. locally-the sun is at its zenith point, not moving north or south as during most other days of the year.

On the longest day of the year, Anchorage gets 22 hours of daylight.

The maximum amount of sunlight received by the Northern Hemisphere during this time is usually on June 20, 21 or 22. However, our earliest sunrise in Madison occurs in mid-June while our latest sunset occurs in late June. The reason that the earliest sunrise and latest sunset do not occur on the summer solstice is a combined effect of the tilt of Earth's axis and the elliptical path of Earth around the sun.

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When does summer solstice end? For the folks living in the Arctic Circle and some Northern European nations, the sun will not set at all.

Revellers celebrate the summer solstice at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain in southern England, Britain June 21, 2016.

Several people prefer performing Yoga as part of a tradition to mark the summer solstice. There's more heating during our summer, making it hot, less heating during the winter, equating to cold air.

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