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15 Facts About the Summer Solstice

Mental Floss Logo By mentalfloss .com of Mental Floss | Slide 1 of 15: The summer solstice always occurs between June 20 and June 22, but because the calendar doesn't exactly reflect the earth's rotation, the precise time shifts slightly each year. For 2018, the sun will reach its greatest height in the sky for the Northern Hemisphere on June 21 at 6:07 a.m. Eastern Time.

1. THIS YEAR IT'S JUNE 21.

The summer solstice always occurs between June 20 and June 22, but because the calendar doesn't exactly reflect the Earth's rotation, the precise time shifts slightly each year. For 2018, the sun will reach its greatest height in the sky for the Northern Hemisphere on June 21 at 6:07 a.m. Eastern Time.

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