June 20, 2012
I thought a cool photo would be perfect for this scorching hot summer solstice! The Summer Solstice is the yearly moment when the sun’s apparent position in the sky reaches its northernmost point. You can think about it as throwing a ball up in the air – when the ball reaches its maximum height, that’s the solstice.
In addition to being the longest day of the year, it’s also the first day of summer. It all happens today at 7:09 PM in Michigan! More about the solstice from National Geographic.