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Summer is upon us

In meteorological terms, 1 June marks the beginning of Summer in the northern hemisphere.

Summer is defined as the months of June, July and August. Some believe that the Summer solstice, 0424 UTC (~GMT) on 21 June, when the Sun is at its most northerly latitude of 23ยบ 26.1', represents the start of Summer, but this is also known as mid-Summer.

The Sun will move back to the southern hemisphere at the Autumnal equinox - 0802 UTC on 22 September.

And clocks in UK go back to UTC when 'daylight saving time' ends in Europe at 0100 UTC on 29 October.

Details from the Royal Observatory and Nautical Almanac links below . .

  • 31 May 2017
  • RIN

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