Summer is — literally — right around the corner! It’s already the middle of June, so when is the first day of summer? Here’s everything you need to know!
Raise your hand if you’re ready for summer! The hottest season of year has finally arrived, and HollywoodLife.com has rounded up 5 key things to know about summer. From when it officially starts, to when it ends — the information you need is all here!
1. When is the first day of summer?
The 2016 summer solstice occurs at 6:34 p.m. ET on June 20, marking the first day of summer. Summer usually starts anywhere from June 20 to June 22. In 2017, summer will start on June 21.
2. When does summer end?
Fall begins on Sept. 22. You have 3 long months of summer before the colder weather begins!
3. The first day of summer is going to be the longest day of the year!
For those of us who live in the northern hemisphere, the first day of summer will be the longest day and shortest night of the year. There will be over 15 hours of daylight in the northern hemisphere!
4. There’s going to be a full moon!
The first day of summer in 2016 is going to feature a full moon! This is a really rare thing — the summer solstice and a full moon happening on the same day. This full moon is also nicknamed the “Strawberry Moon.”
5. For people in the southern hemisphere, it’s their winter solstice!
For those who live in the southern hemisphere, the first day our summer is their first day of winter! So that means it will be the shortest day and longest night of the year for them!
HollywoodLifers, are you excited for summer? Is it your favorite season? Let us know!