Today is the day many of us have been waiting all year for. The sun is finally at its highest and northernmost point in the sky. In other words, it's the start of summer. The summer solstice officially arrives this morning at 10:57 a.m. (ET). While today is the longest day of the year, it also means that the days will begin to get shorter every day from now until the Winter solstice on December 21st. Here are some other interesting facts about summer this year:
• The summer season will last exactly 93.6 days and is the longest season of the year.
• Summer days are longer the farther north you go. For instance, Toronto will have nearly two more hours of sunlight today than Miami.
• Today is the start of winter in the southern hemisphere.
• You may have heard about astronomical summer compared to meteorological summer. Astronomical summer begins today, and meteorological summer began on June 1st.