The first day of summer – no words are sweeter to the ears of a Canadian since it’s probably our most celebrated and yet shortest of seasons in actual duration.
In New Brunswick, the summer solstice was marked at 8:28 AM today.
Today the Northern Hemisphere is tipped closer to the sun than on any other day of 2010 and as a result, the midday sun appears at its highest point in the sky.
Across Canada, the length of the longest day of the year varies greatly… (sunrise/sunset/total daylight hours)
Moncton, NB 5:27 am/ 9:13 pm/ 15 hrs, 46 min
Toronto, ON 5:36 am/ 9:03 pm/ 15 hrs, 26 min
Vancouver, BC 5:07 am/ 9:21 pm/ 16 hrs, 14 min
Dawson City, Yukon 3:46 am/ 12:50 am/ 21 hrs, 3 min
Iqaluit, Nunavut 2:11 am/ 11:01 pm/ 21 hrs, 12 min