Summer arrives in Northern Hemisphere



The season most Canadians love is finally here – summer officially arrives today at 1:38 p.m. ADT.

The summer solstice is from the Latin solstitium, from sol (sun) and stitium (to stop), reflecting the fact that the Sun appears to stop at this time (and again at the winter solstice).

In temperate regions such as the Maritimes, the sun is higher in the sky throughout the day and its rays strike at a more direct angle which creates warmer weather we call summer.

This is the longest day of the year at 15 hours and 46 minutes in Greater Moncton.


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