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About the Summer Solstice

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About the Summer Solstice

The arrival of third week in June brings us the last day of spring and the first day of summer. This year, it will occur at 3:07am (PST on the west coast, or 10:07am GMT) on Thursday, June 21, but only in the Earth’s northern hemisphere. In the southern hemisphere, it’s the winter solstice. But how can we be so precise? How can we know that it occurs at 3:07am? The trick is in understanding a bit more about the summer solstice in terms of our planet’s orbit around the sun. As we travel around the sun, Earth is spinning...

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