First Day of Summer

Summer begins today! The start of the season begins with the solstice on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 marking the astronomical first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.

On the day of the June solstice, or the first day of summer, the Northern Hemisphere receives sunlight at the most direct angle of the year–making it the longest day and shortest night of the calendar year. The longest “day,” means the longest period of sunlight hours, so get outside and enjoy the great summer weather!