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Interesting facts about summer
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.
When you think about summer, what comes to mind? For others, thoughts of summer are associated with foods, like ice cream and barbeque. Did you know that the biggest ice cream sundae ever assembled was 12 feet high and made with over 4, gallons of ice cream? If these facts left you wanting to find out some more facts about other months, check out the books listed in the reference section below. Summer is a great season for fun facts, but the other three seasons are full of interesting tidbits too! Bright Hub Education.
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. And the last day of summer will be on Monday, September 23rd. One might think that since it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere, the Earth is closest to the Sun during the June Solstice.