The summer solstice marks the official beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere.
The timing of the solstice depends on when the sun reaches the farthest point north of the equator. Obviously that is not happening in the western hemisphere, because our solstice is tonight.
Just when? Well, that depends on where you live. On Universal Time the solstice occurs at 5:04 AM on Friday, June 21.
In the US:
Friday, June 21
Eastern Daylight Time - 1:04 AM
Central DT - 12:04 AM
Thursday, June 20
Mountain DT - 11:04 PM
Pacific DT - 10:04 PM
For me, this is Solstice Day! I sorta' feel the need to dance around a bonfire! But it's going to rain this afternoon and maybe tonight. I might have to wait until Saturday to celebrate the sun!
Happy Solstice, everyone!