Summer solstice in Harford County started this morning around midnight. It’s not only the first official day of summer, but also one of the longest days of the year. Sunrise this morning was at 5:40 a.m., and sunset will be at 8:36 p.m. Tonight, you’ll see an extended sunset since the sun doesn’t drop as far below the horizon, so make sure be outside if you have a good view.
Since There’s More Sunlight Today, Is This the Hottest Day of Summer?
Not necessarily. This is a day when the Northern Hemisphere gets the most direct sunlight, but the hottest day of summer isn’t usually until July or August. This is because the amount of solar energy arriving at the ground is still greater than the amount leaving the earth, and will be for a few more weeks or more. In short, it takes a long time for the land to warm up and make the air temperature rise. Here’s a more detailed explanation of the summer solstice from the Washington Post.
What Does Summer Solstice Mean for Harford County Residents?
It means you have more time in these next few days to spend outside doing what you love. So work in your garden, enjoy a family kickball game, or host a pool party. After the next few days, we’ll slowly start to lose daylight as the sun rises later and sets sooner.
The Hottest Days of Summer Are Still Ahead
If you haven’t had your air conditioning serviced in a while, make sure to schedule a maintenance appointment soon. With a couple of months of summer yet to come, you’ll need your AC to be working its best. We’ll clean your system, check your fluid level, check your thermostat and answer any questions you have. Don’t end up in a hot house. Call One Hour Heating and Cooling today!
Enjoy your extra long day today!