NPR logo

Summer Solstice

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

Only Available in Archive Formats.

For the Northern Hemisphere, today is the summer solstice — the longest day of the year. That means south of the equator it's the middle of winter. For people across the continental United States this may just be another hot summer day, but it's a notable occasion for those living at the extremes.