What is the summer solstice?
The June solstice – the time when we celebrate summer in the Northern Hemisphere and winter in the Southern Hemisphere – happens on June 21, 2021, at 03:32 UTC. That’s June 20 at 10:32 p.m. CDT in North America.
For us in the Northern Hemisphere, this solstice will mark the beginning of summer and the longest day of the year. Early dawns. Long days. Late sunsets. Short nights. The sun will be at its height each day, as it crosses the sky. Meanwhile, south of the equator, winter will begin.
Learn everything you’ve ever needed to know about the Summer Solstice here.