THE SUMMER SOLSTICE WILL OCCUR WED., JUNE 20TH AT 609 PM CDT

 
Astronomical Summer Begins Wednesday June 20th 2012 at 6:09 P. M. C.D.T.
 
 
THE SUMMER SOLSTICE WILL OCCUR MONDAY JUNE 21ST AT 628 AM CDT
Summer Sun
Photo Credit: B. Boyd
 
 

 

THE SUMMER SOLSTICE WILL OCCUR WHEN THE SUN REACHES ITS NORTHERN MOST
LATITUDE OF THE YEAR...WHICH WILL BE WEDNESDAY...THE 20TH OF JUNE AT
609 PM CDT. AT THAT TIME...THE SUN WILL BE DIRECTLY OVER THE
TROPIC OF CANCER IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE AT 23 1/2 DEGREES LATITUDE
NORTH OF THE EQUATOR. IT WILL BE PRECISELY AT 609 PM CDT WHEN THE
SUN ENDS ITS 6 MONTH JOURNEY NORTH..AND BEGINS ITS 6 MONTH JOURNEY
SOUTH. THIS IS ALSO THE TIME OF THE YEAR WITH THE MOST HOURS OF
DAYLIGHT NORTH OF THE TROPICS.


SUMMER WILL ARRIVE THIS WEEK IN STYLE...AS HIGH TEMPERATURES SOAR INTO
THE LOWER 90S FOR THE FIRST HALF OF THE WEEK, AND INTO THE MIDDLE 90S
FOR THE LAST HALF. THE EXCEPTION WILL BE ALONG THE NORMALLY-COOLER 

CUMBERLAND PLATEAU,WHERE HIGHS WILL BE IN THE MIDDLE TO UPPER 80S.

 
 


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