MARQUETTE —¬†Today is the official first day of summer for 2018 and many of the locals are soaking up some well-needed sunshine.



The first day of summer is known as the summer solstice, which is said to be the longest day due to receiving more sunlight than normal. This is also dictated by where you are on the global scale.

The further North you are will add more sunlight to your day, therefore making the day longer. Good news for us since we are pretty far north. Many of the people in the Upper Peninsula are enjoying all of that extra sunlight that we are receiving.

“You get outside and just hang out with your friends and you know just enjoy the nice weather,” said, Marquette Resident, Rylan Kohler. “It just makes you feel better. You know that it is summer and you don’t have to go to school for awhile.”

The first day of summer usually happens sometime around June 20th through the 22nd.