Wednesday marks 1st full day of summer

Wednesday, 21 Jun, 2017

In contrast, the Southern Hemisphere receives most sunlight on December 21, 22 or 23 when northern hemisphere has its longest nights- or the winter solstice. For example, in Point Barrow, Alaska, one of the northernmost points in the USA, the sun will be up all day and not set. In England, hundreds will travel at the ancient site of Stonehenge to celebrate the first day of summer.

Since Earth's rotation doesn't line up exactly with the length of the planet's orbit, the time and day when we reach solstice changes each time we go around.

It's officially summer in the Quad Cities as the summer solstice is set to occur June 20th, 2017 at 11:24pm for the Central Time Zone.

At the winter solstice, the Earth's axis is tilted farthest away from the sun directly over the Tropic of Capricorn, bringing only a few hours of daylight. Additionally, people in Iceland celebrate summer solstice by attending a music festival in Rejkjavik, which is four days long and features over 1 hundred artists.

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The first day of summer nearly always falls on June 20 or 21.

The summer solstice occurs during the hemisphere's summer.

Those who enjoyed the festivities say the sunshine and energy is always the best part of the summer solstice.

The first day of summer - actually known as midsummer through medieval times - is not the hottest day of the summer. For example, for International Falls, one of the state's northern most points, a total of 16 hours and 8 minutes of daylight is observed at its peak... a full 30 minutes longer than the metro. For the folks living in the Arctic Circle and some Northern European nations, the sun will not set at all.