Summer Has Officially Arrived
I know we feel like it's the summer season as soon as Memorial Day Weekend arrives, but summer actually arrived today (1:16 pm). So, now we are officially in the Frog Days of Summer!
The summer solstice occurs where we live in the Northern Hemisphere today at 1:15pm. So, as a song once said, "Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer." So what is a summer solstice? Glad you asked. According to Wikipedia,
"A solstice is an astronomical event that happens twice each year when the Sun's apparent position in the sky reaches its northernmost or southernmost extremes. The name is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), because at the solstices, the Sun stands still in declination; that is, the apparent movement of the Sun's path north or south comes to a stop before reversing direction."