So it’s time for the June solstice, when the sun reaches its furthest north point — today at 11:54 a.m. EDT — and summer begins in the Northern Hemisphere.
Here in South Florida that means we’ll have 13:44 hours of daylight, and it also means that the sun will begin to move south relative to our position. So we’re on our way towards shorter days and hurricane season.
Always look on the bright side of life.
The vernal equinox arrives at 5:58 pm EDT.
As we’re taught in elementary school science class, when it’s winter in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s summer in the Southern. So while we’re going through extreme cold in the Midwest, they’re getting extreme heat in Australia.
As a polar vortex hits the U.S. Midwest, the extreme opposite is happening in Australia. The heat wave has parched landscapes, triggered damaging wildfires, pushed demand on the power grid to the brink and toppled significant records, Capital Weather Gang’s Angela Fritz wrote last week.
Temperatures soared to 116 degrees on Thursday in Adelaide, South Australia. That’s the highest temperature for any capital in Australia, according to Fritz. In the southeastern corner of the country, overnight temperatures were as high as 96 degrees — the warmest overnight lows for January anywhere in the world.
[The multiweek heat wave in Australia is blasting through records and threatening wildlife]
Australia’s climate has warmed by about 2 degrees since 1910, leading to more frequent heat waves and severe drought conditions, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. Eight of Australia’s top-10 warmest years on record have happened in the past 13 years.
So if the climate-change deniers are having wondering where the global warming is, they need to be aware that yes, indeed, the world is round and that there’s more to the climate than what’s happening in their own home town.
At 5:22 p.m. ET, the sun begins its journey to the Northern Hemisphere.
Autumn arrives in the Northern Hemisphere, Spring in the Southern, at 9:54 EDT tonight.
Summer arrives in the Northern Hemisphere at 6:06 a.m. EDT.
That means the daylight will start getting shorter, but for now enjoy the sunshine.
Today at 12:15 p.m. EDT is the vernal equinox when spring arrives in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn arrives in the Southern Hemisphere.
Here’s where the sun and the moon will be at the time.
To the Northern Hemisphere at 11:28 a.m. EDT.
The days will start to get longer again.
The autumnal equinox is at 4:02 p.m. EDT.
Summer arrives at 12:24 a.m. EDT.
“Spring is sprung, the grass is riz; I wonder where the flowers is?”
Winter arrives in the Northern Hemisphere at 5:44 a.m. The sun will start heading north now.
Change of seasons: Autumn arrives in the Northern Hemisphere, Spring arrives in the Southern.
The first day of summer is considered Midsummer by a lot of people, especially in Europe. (In Florida that would be any day you wish.)
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Summer starts today at 6:34 p.m. EDT in the Northern Hemisphere.
It’s the vernal equinox. Spring arrives in the northern hemisphere.
Winter arrived last night (11:48 pm ET). The sun is now heading north and daylight will get longer in the Northern Hemisphere.
The moment of solstice.
Autumn arrives in the Northern Hemisphere, spring arrives in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Summer starts now in the Northern Hemisphere, and here comes the sun…
But now it starts heading south, meaning the days are getting shorter up here.