# Summer solstice
No, Really, Springtime! By Kathy Ramsey
Now that we all have sprung forward in New Mexico with the time change(or in my case stumbled forth) it is time to acknowledge that Spring Equinox is almost here. Despite our weekend weather, come 3/20/23 at 3:24 PM (our time) the length of daylight will be equal to darkness and Spring will be official. This happens as the direct rays of the sun cross the equator moving north.
What is Summer Solstice: Midsummer, the Year's Longest Day, Occurs Over Tropic of Cancer- Time to Reflect on Self
Tuesday, June 21st, is the summer solstice of the Northern Hemisphere and the longest day of the year. The summer solstice also marks the first day of summer. During this momentous day, we will experience the most daylight of the year. Derived from Latin words, solstice in its literal sense means 'sun to stand still' sol (sun) and 'sistere' (to stand still). [i]