The Summer Solstice occurred at 6:51 am on June 21st, marking the official beginning of Summer! But you have already been celebrating your favorite season for weeks. And you know what? So has Wockenfuss Candies! Our Summer Specialties have been available for purchase for over a month! But if you are late to the game, don’t worry. Just head to the Wockenfuss nearest you or place your order online (if you can wait 3-6 business days for shipping) and, before you know it, you will be up to your elbows in chocolate seashells, peanut butter kisses , creamy mint sticks, and whatever else you can get your hands on. Yum! My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
What is the Summer Solstice?
The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year for the Northern Hemisphere. It is the moment when the sun is directly above the Tropic of Cancer, an imaginary line north of the equator. More importantly, the Summer Solstice marks the beginning of everyone’s favorite season…Summer!
In the southern hemisphere, June 21st marked the official beginning of winter, aka the Winter Solstice. This is because the Earth is tilted on its axis at a 23.5-degree angle. It is because of this that we have the different seasons. So while we in the Northern Hemisphere experienced the longest day of the year (Washington DC had 15 hours of daylight), people in the Southern Hemisphere experienced their shortest day of the year. The opposite happens in December.
“If Earth was just straight up and down, there would never be a winter or summer. It would be the same in the north and south,” explained C. Alex Young of NASA.
Celebrate Summer with Wockenfuss!
Wockenfuss Candies is proud to be one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore. We are a Baltimore tradition as much as steamed crabs and Orioles baseball. So let us help you celebrate the new season the best way we know how…with candy!
It isn’t officially summer until you’ve enjoyed your first piece of Wockenfuss salt water taffy. Only the finest and freshest ingredients are used in making this popular beach treat. So what are you waiting for? Start summer off right with Wockenfuss!
If you have any questions about how to buy our Summer Candies online, please contact Wockenfuss Candies, by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest!
“Summer solstice explained: What’s happening in space?” USA Today