Welcome to Summer!

Here’s everything you need to know about Wednesday’s summer solstice, courtesy Deborah Byrd and our friends at EarthSky.org. The sunset has been making its way north, as illustrated in this 2016 photo composite by Abhijit Juvekar. The June solstice – your signal to celebrate summer in the Northern Hemisphere and winter in the Southern Hemisphere – happens on June 21, 2017 at 4:24 UTC. That’s 11:24 p.m. CDT in North America on June 20. Translate to your time zone. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, this solstice marks the longest day of the year. Early dawns.…