As the weather warms up, thoughts turn to the beginning of the summer season.
The first day of summer in 2023 begins on June 21, with the exact time depending on your time zone.
The summer solstice will begin at 10:58 a.m. in the Eastern Time zone, according to the National Weather Service.
Summer and winter are determined by the direction of the earth’s axis. When the earth’s axis points towards the sun, it is summer for that hemisphere and when the earth’s axis points away, it is winter, according to the National Weather Service.