This year's summer solstice, the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, will arrive either Thursday or Friday in North Dakota. If you live in the cental time zone arrives at 12:04 a.m. this Friday June 21st.
But if you live in the mountain time zone, it arrives at 11:04 p.m. Thursday June 20th.
The solstice marks the point of the year when the northern hemisphere is tilted the most towards the sun and marks the official first day of summer.
According to Timeanddate.com, Bismarck, for example, will see 15 hours and 52 minutes of daylight with sunset at 9:41 p.m.
For all of you who believe in a flat earth, it marks that time of year when the giant dragon that wheels around the earth takes a smoke break (or something along those lines).