Summer is the warmest season of the year when the sun
shines directly on one half of the world. Summer in the
Northern Hemisphere begins about June 21st - the date
of the summer solstice. It ends about September 23, the
date of the autumnal equinox. Usually, July and August
are the hottest months of the summer season. Crops, trees,
and other plants reach their full maturity in summer.
When the sun is the high over the Northern Hemisphere,
it is low in the Southern Hemisphere. The warmest
months in the United States are the coldest months in
Australia, and in the southern part of the South America
and Africa. The growing season of Australia and Argentina
is during the months of December, January, and February.
These months compare with June, July, and August in the
Summer games and activities