Its just right around the corner! The first day of Summer is June 20, 2012 also known as the Summer solstice and therefore begins the heating up of the summer. It is also the day of the year containing the most hours of daylight.

Question: Why then is it so hot in July and August and not June when the summer solstice occurs?

Answer: The reason why July and August are generally hotter than June, the month containing the summer solstice, is that it takes a while for Earth to heat up. There is a lag time between sunlight being produced and it actually hitting Earth. Earth

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