Celebrating the First Day of Summer

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Today, June 20th, 2016, marks the first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere! Most inhabitants of planet earth are celebrating the fact that one can soak up to 17 hours’ worth of sunlight today, more than any other day in the year. While some may be a tad melancholy given the days will slowly begin to shorten after this, we recommend celebrating the long days while they’re here!

According to our friends at Telegraph.co.uk: “The shortest day of the year lasts for 7 hours 49 minutes and 41 seconds in Britain. This day is 8 hours, 49 minutes shorter than the June solstice.” That means we have almost 9 full hours’ worth of sunlight to bask in today. Woohoo!

Here is a list of the dates and times of solstices & equinoxes this year; in addition to the chart below which might be able to help you visualize how the time, and light, moves. 🙂

  • Vernal Equinox (Spring) March 20 2016 04:30 GMT
  • Summer Solstice (Summer) June 20 2016 22:34 GMT
  • Autumnal Equinox (Fall) September 22 2016 14:21 GMT
  • Winter Solstice (Winter) December 21 2016 10:44 GMT
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Via weather.com

It’s so fun to watch as the world is celebrates the longest day of the year both off and offline. In celebration of the Strawberry Moon, the First Day of Summer and the longest day of the year, our team at Elvoline has rounded up some of our favorite First Day of Summer captures. Keep scrolling to dive right into some serious summer rays! enjoy!

#firstdayofsummer #blueskies #storyboards

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94 degrees, and the livin's easy. #beyondmeasure Happy #FirstDayofSummer, everyone. 🙂 #trulyblessedandhighlyfavored

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Summer feelings 🌴☀️💦 #ibiza #summer #holiday #view #relax #happy

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It's here!! Happy first day of summer 🌞 hope you're somewhere warm!

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Acknowledging the #FirstDayOfSummer the only way we know how…#RampageStyle ⚪️⚫️⚪️

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Love is in the sea. •Via @fashionactive

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Have a beautiful summer! And remember, if you need a room, your hotel is on Elvoline 🙂

 

 

Featured image via www.theodysseyonline.com

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