When the ☀️ is at a standstill

It’s nearly the end of June, so you might have been in summer mode for a while now. But yesterday was the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, which means today is only the second official day of summer.

Don't capitalize "solstice," which refers to the longest day and the shortest day of the year: "Her wedding was a few days after the summer solstice, so it didn't get dark until nearly 9 p.m." In the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice is in June and the winter solstice is in December.

The summer solstice is the longest day of the year and when the sun reaches its northernmost point in the sky. It’s also when the sun’s path in the sky ​doesn’t change​ for a brief period, which is where the event gets its name. “Solstice” ​combines​ “sol,” the Latin word for “sun,” and the Latin word “sistere,” which means to stand still.

Here’s hoping your summer fun isn’t at a standstill 😎 What are you looking forward to this season? Hit reply and let us know.

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