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Summer is Here!

Updated: Jul 4, 2023

“When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome. “ - Wilma Rudolph

Summer has always been my favorite time of year. I have fond memories of summers on the beach or in the mountains. Those cherished memories are etched in my mind forever.

Summer began last week on June 21st, the longest day of the year. In the northern hemisphere, the June Solstice (aka Summer Solstice) occurs when the sun travels along its northernmost path in the sky. This marks the astronomical start of summer in the northern half of the globe.

"The word “solstice” comes from the Latin solstitium—from sol (Sun) and stitium (still or stopped). Due to Earth’s tilted axis, the Sun doesn’t rise and set at the same locations on the horizon each morning and evening; its rise and set positions move northward or southward in the sky as Earth travels around the Sun through the year. "

Ways to Celebrate Summer

  1. Invite friends and family over for a backyard party.

  2. Create a new signature summer beverage.

  3. Go for a bike ride.

  4. Pick some fresh berries!

  5. Read under a shade tree.

  6. Watch the Sunset.

Summer Facts

1. The month of June was named after the Roman goddess Juno, wife of the god Jupiter.

2. The most number of thunderstorms in a year occur during summer.

3. The most number of films get released during the summer. This is because movie theaters are the most crowded during the summer.

4. Daylight makes people happy! It is a proven fact that people are more content during the summertime. An increase in sunlight positively affects us mentally, making us happy.

“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”

Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy and Tib

Written and Submitted by GSS Agent#3013

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