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Summer begins today

Monday, June 21, 2010

Today marks the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere and simultaneously heralds the beginning of winter in the southern hemisphere.

The solstice occurs and summer began at 7:28 a.m. EDT. Today also marks the longest day of the year. Sol + stice derives from a combination of Latin words meaning, "sun" + "to stand still." As the days lengthen, the sun rises higher and higher until it seems to stand still in the sky.

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