Summer Solstice

06/21/2019 - 8:45am to 9:45am

Grade levels: All Grade Levels

Content areas: All Content Areas, Science

District/Organization: Oregon Department of Education

The June solstice – your signal to celebrate summer in the Northern Hemisphere and winter in the Southern Hemisphere – is June 21, 2019, at 15:54 UTC. That’s 8:54 a.m. PDT in North America on June 21. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, this solstice marks the longest day of the year. Early dawns. Long days. Late sunsets. Short nights. The sun at its height each day, as it crosses the sky. Meanwhile, south of the equator, winter begins.