“The solstice comes in June and why? The sun is highest in the sky.”
This old phrase tells the short version of an ages-old astronomical observation – the summer solstice. On June 21, the sun will reach its furthest point north of the equator here in the Northern Hemisphere. As a result, we’ll see the longest period of daylight compared to darkness on that day. Summer officially starts on this day, even though total daylight starts to decrease the next day.
Naturally, the opposite will occur in Albuquerque; when the winter solstice comes around. But we’d rather concentrate on the summer months ahead and leave thoughts of freezing days for later. Stay safe and enjoy every bit of daylight that you can. Enjoy your summer!