June Solstice

Date during the year when the declination of the Sun is at 23.5° North of the equator. During the June solstice, locations in the Northern Hemisphere experience their longest day. The June solstice is also the first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Locations in the Southern Hemisphere have their shortest day on the June solstice. This date also marks the first day of winter in the Southern Hemisphere.

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