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June 21st is the summer solstice! Learn what "solstice" means in English!

June 21st is the summer solstice. (In the northern hemisphere)

solstice - noun - either of the two times of the year at which the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky at midday, marked by the longest and shortest days
There is a Summer solstice and a Winter solstice.

The summer solstice is the longest day of the year. The day of the year with the most daylight (sunshine). In Tokyo the sun rose at around 4:30 am and it didn't set (go down) until 7:00 pm! That's more than 14 hours of daylight!

"In Tokyo the sun rose at around 4:30 am"
In this sentence rose is the past tense of the verb rise. Do you remember the difference between raise and rise? Click here to review my blog post!

June 21st is the summer solstice. (In the northern hemisphere)
Do you know what a hemisphere is?


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