Happy Summer Solstice. It is the longest day of the year for those in the Northern Hemisphere.

Monday, June 20, is the summer solstice, the day on the calendar with the most daylight for those in the Northern Hemisphere.

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3. The full moon and June solstice will both happen June 20 for the first time in decades

The last time the June full moon, sometimes called the “strawberry moon,” and the summer solstice fell on the same day was 1948.

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The summer solstice occurs when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer, located at latitude 23.5 degrees North. (It runs through Mexico, the Bahamas, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, India and southern China.) The sun will be directly over the Tropic of Cancer at 5:34 p.m. CDT on Monday.

That would be 2234z 20 June 2016 – for those who might live elsewhere on the planet.

season of summer

The image is from The Rituals of the Elements: Summer Solstice.