However, the start of the season has now officially arrived in the form of the summer solstice.
The longest day of the year is a cause of celebration for many, whether you feel a spiritual connection to the power of the sun or are simply relieved that summer has finally arrived.
In astrological terms, the summer solstice marks the end of spring and start of summer for the northern hemisphere. It will end with the autumn equinox, which this year falls on 23 September.
Here’s everything you need to know about the summer solstice 2019:
What is it?
The summer solstice – otherwise known as the estival solstice, midsummer or Litha – is the longest day of the year.
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