I like special days like summer solstice. I have always thought about the longest day of the year even as a child. Well, I probably missed the first half dozen.
I only attended a summer solstice celebration once. I was living in Inuvik NWT. Some of us would climb up a hill just south of town. We had a good supply of hotdogs and beer. We would wait until midnight. Now at that latitude we had 24 hour daylight . We'd had 24 hour daylight for about 3 weeks. So the getting together was not for celebrating the longest day but solstice itself. So gradually we would wander off home (no cars) and appear a little bleary eyed a work the next morning.
So here ae todays numbers:
sunrise 5:13 AM
sunset 10:00 PM
Daylight hours 16:47
The photos are not from today but a few years ago. I was out for a bike ride when I took these photos.The sun shining on the north side of house about 9:20 PM
Just before sundown.
10:00 PM in my back yard.