Hip hip hooray! Summer starts today!
Specifically, it started in the Northern Hemisphere at 5:14 am Eastern time. It’s the longest day of 2022, as good a reason as any to linger outdoors and to welcome the season that the poet Amy Lowell called “The very crown of nature’s changing year / When all her surging life is at its full.”
This day is also known as the summer solstice. Solstice comes from the Latin words for “sun stand still,” because the sun will reach its highest point at noon today and appear not to move for a short period of time.
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