Summertime is officially here!

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According to the tried and trusted Farmer’s Almanac, the annual summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere is the longest day of the year—in this half of the world. It coincides with the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, which marks the start of winter and the shortest day of the year there. Confused? It’s definitely different living in each hemispheres, but there’s one thing for sure, it’s a gorgeous season in Western Montana.

Although the exact dates vary by a day or two each year, solstices happen every June and December. It’s used as a marker for timekeeping around the globe.

It’s the day when the sun takes the longest path from sunrise to sunset across the sky. Get out and enjoy Mother Nature on this, the longest day of the year.