Monday marks the summer solstice -- the first official day of summer in the northern hemisphere and the longest day of the year.
We know that summertime means long days and short nights, but it also means longer, slower sunsets.
According to earthsky.org, the slowest sunsets with the longest duration periods happen around the June solstice. During this time, the sun is at the most northernmost point in the sky, which creates a shallow angle for the sunset which takes longer for the sun to go down.
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The solstice also brings longer periods of morning and evening twilight - the period of time when the sun is below the horizon and the sky is still lit.
So basically, this time of the year to catch a long, slow sunset and soak in the night time summer skies.
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