FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — With all of the heat lately, it’s a little hard to believe that it’s technically not summer.
It officially begins Saturday, June 20 at 5:44 p.m.
Summer Solstice is marked as the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
With that being said, it also contains the shortest night.
On June 20, northeast Indiana will observe 15 hours 8 minutes and 7 seconds of daylight.
Fort Wayne’s sunrise on Saturday is at 6:08 a.m. and sunset is at 9:16 p.m.
The Earth is tilted on its axis at 23.5 degrees and the tilt is what gives us seasons.
In the summertime, the Earth’s tilt to the sun is more direct which results in warmer conditions.
In the wintertime, the Earth’s tilt to the sun is more indirect which results in colder conditions.
In the Southern Hemisphere, think opposite of what it is like in the Northern Hemisphere.
Our Summer Solstice marks the beginning of Winter south of the Equator.