Dads in Kentucky will get a special gift from Mother Nature this Sunday on Father’s Day. The summer solstice just so happens to occur on the same day we honor dad.

What You Need To Know

  • Father's Day is this Sunday

  • Astronomical summer begins at 11:32 p.m. EDT on Sunday

  • Sunday will be the day with the most amount of daylight all year

  • Days start getting shorter after this weekend

Astronomically speaking, this is the time of year when the Sun’s most direct rays are the farthest north on the planet due to the Earth’s rotational tilt. This results in the northern hemisphere experiencing a day with the most amount of daylight all year. 

The opposite occurs in the southern hemisphere as they kick off their winter season. The exact time of the summer solstice is 11:32 p.m. EDT/10:32 p.m. CDT.

As you prepare plans to celebrate or honor dad, take a look at when the Sun rises and sets, as well as how much daylight you have to enjoy.