“The solstice comes in June and why? The sun is highest in the sky.”
That little ditty relates the short version of an old astronomical observation – the summer solstice. On June 21, the sun will be at its furthest point north of the equator here in the Northern Hemisphere. This leads to the longest period of daylight relative to darkness throughout the year. Even though the days start getting shorter after the solstice, this day marks the start of summer.
Of course, the opposite will occur in Tulsa; when the winter solstice comes around. But who wants to think about the cold? We would rather stay in the moment with these sunny summer months. Be safe as you’re having fun enjoying the summer. Happy summer, everyone!