It was light outside to till almost 9:00PM…..
Sunday marks our longest day and shortest night of the year and the first “official” day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.
This year’s solstice straddles two calendar days, arriving at 11:32 p.m. Eastern time on June 20. In North America, Sunday will bring the most daylight, while in Europe and Asia, Monday will technically be the longest day of the year, though just by a few seconds….
On the June solstice, the Northern Hemisphere leans most toward the sun, giving us longer days and more intense sunlight. It’s the opposite in the Southern Hemisphere, where June 21 marks the start of winter and the shortest day of the year….
In the Northern Hemisphere, the length of day depends on how far you live from the equator. In Washington, the sun is up for 14 hours and 54 minutes on June 20, rising at 5:42 a.m. and setting at 8:36 p.m.