Summer solstice 2018
The timing of the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere varies between June 20 and June 22, depending on the year and time zone. This year, the summer solstice will be at 6:07 a.m. on Thursday, June 21. The summer solstice happens on the day with the most hours of sunlight during the whole year.
When it’s summer in the north, it’s winter in the south
During the summer solstice, the North Pole is tilted closest to the sun. In the Southern Hemisphere, it’s the opposite, so the South Pole is tilted farthest from the sun. That’s why when it’s the summer solstice in the north, it’s the winter solstice in the south. The winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere is also the same day as the summer solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. Check out these chilling facts you never knew about the winter solstice.