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Saturday Summer Solstice: Longest Day of the Year

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This Saturday, June 21, 2014 is the longest day of the year, and the start of summer!

In the Northern Hemisphere when the sun reaches its northernmost point in the sky its called the summer solstice, also the longest day of the year.

Earth’s closest star pauses just briefly before continuing moving southward again.

In other words…Hello Summer Season!

Summer Solstice is the meteorological start of summer. The word solstice is derived from the Latin words for “sun stationary.

COOL FACTS: The sun does not set at the North Pole today. There is 24 hours of sunlight.

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