Weather Wisdom for June: Summer Solstice | The Old Farmer's Almanac

Summer Solstice Facts

The Editors

Enjoy this short video about the Summer Solstice, the first day of summer—and find out why the longest day of the year isn’t the hottest day of the year!

To learn more, see our First Day of Seasons page.

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jerry.l.litton (not verified)

11 years 11 months ago

You said about hot days more in July and August because it takes time for the heat to get here or to accumulate. That means radiant enery influence starts at the outer reaches of our atmosphere where aerosols and other gases exist even before moisture and oxygen exist so radiant transfere takes some time for it to get to the earth surface, actually like every time else one molecule at the time but more rapidly than this implies, and it also is arriving both night and day in surges like day light hours the most intense so it has a day night pulse. I believe this is true so if solar and wind farming in 12-hours or slightly less a day and some days there is not enough solar radint energy to warm earth becuase of the angle on the Northern Hemisphere but more toward the Southern hemisphere, then we are going to be subcooled duing some of that time and midly cooled some of the other times by solar and wind farming both being enticed by the same dynamic of solar radiant introduction. If solar and wind farms are functional and cost efficient they will need to work as much of 12 hours a day as many days as there is there is no clouds and there are winds. We get solar energergy every day even with clouds, the solar mechanics just does something else instead of warming earth crust and us due to filteration of cloud cover and the pre-absorption of radiant energy either warming us or giving us weather of one kind or another. Thank you for the rieminder that solar energy travels at a rate of convection just like a river flood crest travels are a rate of slope and height of the wave.
Solar transfere has several rates and degrees of propulsion and timing just like tides has degrees of rise and fall utilizing gravity earth, gravity moon, winds, turbidity of the water column and so on.

cubsfan53 (not verified)

11 years 11 months ago

lots of sun in the northern hemisphere? Have you been in Michgan lately?