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Top 20 Interesting Facts About Summer Season - Fun Facts About Summer
Interesting facts about summer
Summer is the hottest of the four temperate seasons, falling between spring and autumn. The date of the beginning of summer varies according to climate, tradition and culture, but when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere, it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa. In the Southern Hemisphere , summer lasts from December until March. At the summer solstice , the days are longest and the nights are shortest, with day-length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. The 1st day of summer in Northern Hemisphere will be on Friday, June 21st.
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When does summer start and other summer facts you should know. The phrase 'dogs days of summer' used to refer to sweltering summer days has more to do with the stars than dogs. The Roman's ' dies caniculares ' began towards the end of July when the star Sirius known as the "Dog Star" began to rise in the sky just before the sun. The star was so bright that the Romans believed it gave extra heat to the sun and was responsible for hot days in summer. The warmth of summer often provides the perfect conditions of rising air and moisture required for the creation of thunderstorms. Next time you hear the sound of crickets chirping on a balmy summer evening, why not try this simple trick to find out the temperature.