It’s the first official day of summer 2012 and it’s hot and sunny here in Williamsburg, Virginia. Get out in the warm weather with fun, summer themed toys from The Toymaker of Williamsburg!
What is the first day of summer? June 20, 2012, at 7:09 P.M. (EDT) is the summer solstice and marks the first day of summer. This is the time when the Sun reaches its farthest point north of the equator. At the summer solstice, the sun shines directly over the Tropic of Cancer and the Northern Hemisphere is tilted toward the sun.
Today is the longest day of the year for the Northern Hemisphere by a couple of seconds and after today; we will slowly begin to lose daylight.
While it will be the longest day for us in the Northern Hemisphere, it won’t necessarily be the hottest (though it may feel like it). This is because Earth’s land and oceans absorb some of those rays and store them. The heat from the sun’s rays will eventually be released in the coming months.
See these and the rest of our toys on our official site today.