Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Summer is here.  The summer of 2015 in the northern hemisphere  arrived at 11:39 Sunday morning (Rochester time).

The first day of summer also coincides this year with Father’s Day in the U.S. That last time that happened was 2009.

The summer solstice officially marks the point in time when the sun’s zenith is at its furthest point from the equator, which happens in June and December.  Which means while those living north of the equator are enjoying the first day of summer, those living in the southern hemisphere are dealing with the first day of winter.

There will be 15 ½ hours of daylight in Rochester on the first day of summer, compared to 9 hours on the first day of winter, or the winter solstice. From now on, the days will be getting shorter so enjoy the next three months!