Longest day of the Year is fast approaching

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Hamm Homes

The ‘longest day of the year,’ also known as the summer solstice, is fast approaching, set to have more hours of daylight than any other day of the year.

This year, the summer solstice will occur on June 20. According to KDVR , Denver will see almost 15 hours of daylight that day. This is six more hours of daylight than the city’s shortest day, which is December 21 in 2024.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS) , the summer solstice marks the start of astronomical summer. Because of Earth’s tilt, there are two solstices in the year, one in June and another in December. The summer solstice happens when one of Earth’s poles is tilted toward the sun at its most extreme angle.

The NWS also explains that the sun is at its highest elevation on the summer solstice and that this position does not change in the days before or after the solstice.

Many cultures celebrate the summer solstice with traditions, holidays, and festivals. The summer solstice has been celebrated through activities such as bonfire gatherings, meditation, and much more.


Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Funny you post this today.  My wife just kidded me last night about the solstice fast approaching.  She knows it to me one of my favorite days because it marks the beginning of the trek towards fall, and then the winter months.  Not that I don't appreciate summer, I just prefer the fall and winter months.  Probably from decades of being So. Cal beach boy, and subsequently spending 16 hour plus days in the Nevada sun paving.  It can take a toll.  m

Jun 13, 2024 07:31 AM
Kathy Streib

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho I'm the opposite. The longest day for me means I'm getting close to cold, windy, rainy weather!  

Jun 13, 2024 06:54 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Also my wedding anniversary.  I remind my wife each June 21 that it is my longest day of the year. ha ha 

Jun 13, 2024 08:36 AM
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®

Will Hamm 

Thank you for the heads up, I am not sure what I will be doing then, but I will enjoy it:) Katina

Jun 13, 2024 10:21 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

And then the hourglass is flipped and we start the drop in daylight.

Jun 13, 2024 05:09 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Will- blink and summer is almost gone!!! Yikes!!!

Jun 13, 2024 06:55 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I will have to make a note and see if it seems any longer to me than the day before, haha.

Jun 14, 2024 05:50 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Will, Yes, the longest day of the year is almost here! I'm looking forward to the warmer summer months.

Jun 14, 2024 05:58 AM