Summer’s Here!

“The solstice comes in June and why? The sun is highest in the sky.”

That little ditty relates the short version of an ages-old astronomical observation – the summer solstice. This happens when the sun will be at its furthest point north of the equator here in the Northern Hemisphere, which takes place on June 21 this year. The result of this is the longest period of daylight compared to darkness throughout the year. The day of the summer solstice also marks the first official day of summer on the calendar; kind of odd considering that the days start getting shorter after that!

When the winter solstice occurs in St Paul;, the opposite will happen. But rather than think about that, we would rather focus on the warm, summer moments. Be safe as you are having fun enjoying the summer. Have a wonderful summer!