Although we feel like we’re in the middle of summer, the season hasn’t technically started yet.
According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the first astronomical day of summer arrives at the same time as the solstice on Tuesday, June 21 at 4:14 a.m.
The summer solstice also marks the longest day and shortest night of the year 2022 for those in the northern hemisphere, which will receive sunlight at the most direct angle on Tuesday.
In Chicago, the sun will rise at 5:13 p.m. and set at 8:30 p.m., depending on sunrise and sunset, although twilight lasts until 9:03 p.m.
Even though the solstice marks the most daylight the city will see all year, it doesn’t actually have the last sunset. This will happen on June 27, according to the website, with sunrise occurring a little later each day after the solstice.
The solstice will coincide with another heatwave in Chicago, with highs expected to hit the upper 90s on Tuesday, according to the NBC 5 Storm team.
In fact, temperatures are expected to stay in the high 90s throughout the work week, so pack plenty of sunscreen and water wherever you go.