Good news, everybody! On Friday, June 21 st , it’s summer solstice time! This marks the first day of summer on the Earth’s North Hemisphere. It’s an especially awesome day, because it’s the longest day of the year in terms of sunlight hours.
Oppositely, it’s the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, and the shortest day of the year down there.
As we enjoy abundant sunshine and warm weather, our friends in Australia and South America are at their coldest and darkest.
To make our friends down south feel a little better, here’s a list of people who would find summer solstice super annoying! It’s a short list, because who doesn’t love long days, and light, warm evenings?!
Babies and small children. They’re trying to go to sleep, but it’s still light out!
Parents of babies and small children. Time to get the kids some blackout curtains…
Criminals. Criminals love comitting crimes in the cover of darkness, but during summer solstice time their window is limited!
Nocturnal animals. Squirrels, bats, and owls are less than pleased on June 21 st !