Summer Solstice Today 20 Jun 12

The Summer Solstice takes place today (WED), the time when the Sun is at its highest point in the sky in the Northern Hemisphere, and when we receive the most hours of daylight. Also known as “Midsummer” the Summer Solstice gets its name from the Latin “Sol” – or Sun – and “Sistere” – to stand still. The Sun reaches its most Northerly point at approximately 6:09pm our time, and momentarily stands still before beginning to make its way South again, meaning the days will get shorter and shorter until the Winter Solstice in December.