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Wesley's Blog: Solstice Brings Longest Day of the Year

The summer solstice is when the earth's northern hemisphere is tilted most toward the sun. The summer solstice is when the earth's northern hemisphere is tilted most toward the sun.
In Biloxi, Sunday June 21st will bring 14 hours and 7 minutes of daylight. In Biloxi, Sunday June 21st will bring 14 hours and 7 minutes of daylight.
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Sunday will be the longest day of the year. It will still be 24-hours long. But, we will see more hours of daylight today. It's due to the summer solstice.

The summer solstice marks the first day of the summer season. It is when the earth's northern hemisphere is tilted most toward the sun. The actual moment of the northern hemisphere's most-tilt-toward-the-sun is expected around 11:39am on Sunday. This brings more direct rays of sunlight to the northern hemisphere and leads to overall hotter temperatures during the summer season.

Every day after the summer solstice will be shorter, seeing less and less daylight. In Biloxi, Sunday June 21st will bring 14 hours and 7 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, Biloxi will have about two fewer minutes of daylight. But, by the end of July, Biloxi's days will have lost about a half-hour of daylight.

The days will continue to get shorter and shorter until the winter solstice which occurs in December when the earth's northern hemisphere is tilted most away from the sun.

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