Today's Summer Solstice Marks the Longest Day of the Year

Even though most kids have been on summer break for weeks and the temperatures have already started heating up in most areas of the country, summer didn’t officially start until today.

The Summer Solstice, otherwise known as the official moment when the summer season begins, occurs on Friday, June 21 at 11:54 a.m., making Friday the longest day of the year, according to the Farmer’s Almanac.

During that minute, the sun will have reached its highest and northernmost point in the sky, meaning Earth will receive more sunlight than on any other day.

Summer is here

Summer has arrived

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