June 21, 2023

Summer Solstice

The word Solstice comes from the Latin ‘solstitium’ meaning ‘Sun stands still’ because the movement of the Sun’s path north or south appears to stop before changing direction.

Even though most people consider June 21st as the date of the June Solstice, it can happen anytime between June 20th and June 22nd, depending on which time zone you’re in. June 22nd Solstices are rare – the last June 22nd Solstice in UTC time took place in 1975 and there won’t be another one until 2203.

In 2023, theSummer Solstice arrives on June 21st.