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The Summer Solstice
The Sun's passage through the summer solstice technically marks the beginning of summer. It is the longest day of the year. The hottest days of the year, when we say it is summer, follow the summer solstice. That's because the Earth, its atmosphere, and its oceans retain their heat for a while after the actual solstice.