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Summer Solstice

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When is the Summer Solstice in my city?

Solstices are opposite on either side of the equator, so the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere is the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere and vice versa.

Why is it called "Solstice"?

First day of summer?

In the USA and some other areas in the northern hemisphere, the summer solstice marks the first day of summer. However, the official date for the first day of summer varies depending on the country's climate.

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