Wednesday, June 21, 2023 / by Jennifer Taylor
The Summer Solstice is the day with the longest period of sunlight. Notice how the Sun appears highest in the sky at the solstice; its rays strike Earth at a more direct angle, causing the efficient warming we call summer. The June solstice occurs on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at 10:58 A.M. EDT.
Celebrating the Solstice
1. Go strawberry picking. Enjoy a big bowl of strawberries and cream on the solstice.
Indulging in some strawberries and cream is the perfect way to celebrate the June solstice, since June’s full Moon is also known as the Strawberry Moon. It typically coincided with the ripening of strawberries, in many states, this is the perfect time to go strawberry picking!
2. Have a solstice evening bonfire!
A common way to celebrate is to have a bonfire party! In the Austrian state of Tyrol, torches and bonfires are lit up on mountainsides, which is a stunningly ...