Happy June solstice, everyone! If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, the June solstice is your signal to celebrate summer. The solstice takes place place on June 21, 2015 at 16:38 Universal Time. That’s 11:38 a.m. CDT in North America on June 21. See on the globe of Earth at right or the worldwide map below? Notice that it is noon in far-eastern North America and South America, with the sun at zenith (straight overhead) in the Caribbean Sea (about 4o north of the Dominican Republic) This solstice happens at sunset in Africa, and midnight in east Asia.
The solstice happens at the same instant for all of us, everywhere on Earth. To find the time of the solstice in your location, you have to translate to your time zone. Check out the links below to learn more about this 2015 June solstice.
Day and night sides of Earth at instant of June 2015 solstice
Bottom line: The 2015 June or summer solstice takes place on June 21, 2015 at 16:38 Universal Time (11:38 a.m. CDT). This solstice – which marks the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere – marks the sun’s most northerly point in Earth’s sky. It’s an event celebrated by people throughout the ages.