Summer Solstice Coming Soon!

The summer solstice is on June 21st and we have some fun facts for you to throw out to your friends and family when it gets here.  Do you know what solstice means?  The word comes from two Latin words: sol is Latin for “sun” and sistere means “to stand still.”  It is the longest day of the year and happens at the same exact time throughout the world.  This year, it happens at 0913 UTC.  It’s when the earth is at its farthest point from the sun.  Even though it’s the longest day, it is not the earliest sunrise.  This year, according to the Farmer’s Almanac, that day is June 14th.  This is the first solstice of two each year; the winter solstice, or shortest day of the year, is on December 21st.  If you’re in Paragon Orthopedic Center on the 21st, throw out all the facts you now know to our staff and tell them you read them on the blog!  Find more fun facts here:

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