First Day of Summer 2013: The Summer Solstice

The summer solstice marks the beginning of summer.  This year the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere falls on Friday, June 21 at 1:04 AM Eastern Daylight time.  The timing of the solstice depends on when the sun reaches its farthest point north of the equator (so it may fall at a different time for other parts of the Northern Hemisphere).  The summer solstice is the day with the most hours of sunlight during the whole year.  Hope you’re maximizing your time in the daylight.