The Morning Brew: It's the summer solstice

Today brings with it the official start of summer for the northern hemisphere even though your electric bills probably say otherwise. And it also marks the summer solstice. From the Washington Post: 

The June solstice marks the exact moment when the sun’s direct rays reach as far north as they ever get, appearing straight overhead along the Tropic of Cancer, at 23.5 degrees north latitude. As a result, we see the sun take its highest and longest path through the sky.

In Oklahoma, that means we'll see about 15 hours of daylight today. As for summer, it runs through September 21. 

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Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The...