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The summer solstice arrived. How did you greet it, and did you see the strawberry moon shine?

It's the longest day and shortest night of the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere because it has the longest sunlight hours. This year it came with a treat. The strawberry Moon.……

It marks the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere because the Earth is at the point in its orbit where the North Pole is at its maximum tilt toward the sun, according to

record-breaking heat wave has been enveloping large parts of the U.S. this week ahead of the seasonal change.

It is set to send temperatures soaring from the Midwest and Ohio Valley to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, Axios extreme weather expert Andrew Freedman reports.

Human-caused climate change is driving much of the trend toward more frequent, longer-lasting, and more intense heat waves.

However, the June solstice isn't always on June 20. Some years it's on June 21 or 22,

    Get your fan, air conditioner, and chilled drinks ready to prepare for what we’ve been told doesn’t exist.