It is Officially Summer

Is it officially Summer on June 20, 2012?  It begins at 7:09 p.m.; according to the Old Farmers Almanac.  I am writing this at 5:50 a.m. so Summer does not begin until 6:09 this evening.  For many it has already started.

It started for many children when school let out for Summer break.  It started for many adults on Memorial day.  Summer actually begins when the sun reaches its furthest Northern trek.  That is for us who live in the Northern hemisphere.  For those down under Summer is during our Winter.

Let me leave you with this little bit of info from THE OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC;

“Did you know that the solstices and the equinoxes this year occur earlier than in any year since 1896? This is because the year 2000, which was an “extra” leap year (the first time in four centuries that such a change was made), combined with 2012, a routine leap year, to create a tweak of time that jump-starts the seasons this year.”

This comes from their email update at

Enjoy the Summer.  You have three more months of it.