Independence Day is annually celebrated on July 4 and is often known as "the Fourth of July". It is the anniversary of the publication of the declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776. Patriotic displays and family events are organized throughout the United States.
The solstice on June 21, 2017 is the summer solstice and the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Two months later there is a total solar eclipse all across the US, we have new eclipse maps!