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Today, at 3:54 p.m. UTC (Universal Time) it's “solstice” and the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere.
Astronomically speaking, it's the beginning of summer, and at the north pole, the sun will not set. Solstices and equinoxes teach us about the wax and wane of daylight, the intensity of the Sun's rays, the changing seasons, and of Earth’s precious place in space. Get a quick understanding of why it’s the longest day of the year at the link in our bio. (📸: AP Photo/Tim Ireland)