Today's The Summer Solstice, The Official Start Of Summer
Carol McCarthy | Jun 21, 2019 AT 4:32 am
(Undated) -- Today marks the longest day of the year and the official start of summer. The summer solstice occurs today shortly before noon on the East Coast. The solstice marks the moment when the Earth's northern hemisphere achieves its maximum tilt towards the sun. The farther north you live, the more daylight you'll get. Much of the southern U.S. will get around 14 hours of daylight, while the northern states could get up to an hour and a half more. The solstice is celebrated in a variety of ways. There's always a big event at Stonehenge in England. In Times Square in New York City, thousands of people gather to take part in free yoga classes.