The sun sets over downtown on the longest day of the year as seen from the La Placita parking garage in Tucson, Ariz., June 20, 2005.
The cicada, signature summer bug that sends out the high-pitched nerve wracking buzz in the heat of the day.
In Britain, celebrants have observed the beginning of summer at Stonehenge for years, as well as winter.
When the heat dampens your gardening spirit, get energized and inspired by Tucson’s public gardens. Here are a dozen that you can visit now to see seasonal blooms and crops. Plus, there’s one you can plan to visit when it’s cooler in the fall.
Splash parks are a great place to play for families looking for something cooler than running through the sprinklers and less expensive than a water park.
Fuehrer Adolf Hitler, in light suit , walks with a delegation as they arrive for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany on August 1, 1936. Spectators hail the German leader from the stadium balcony with salutes. (AP Photo)
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler, who attends the Olympics daily, seems pleased with the way the games are progressing as he watches events on August 14, 1936 at Berlin, Germany. At his left is Dr. Theodor Lewald, not in uniform, president of the German Olympic committee. The short man, second…
American Jesse Owens runs in 21.1 seconds to win his elimination heats in the Olympic 200-meter dash during the Berlin Olympics, August 8, 1936. He is followed by Orr of Canada and Neckermann of Germany. Owens later won this event finals. (AP Photo)
Tucson set two heat records in two days — one for the highest high and one for the highest low.
Police say more than 20,000 celebrants have gathered at the famed Stonehenge monument to mark the summer solstice.
The cloud cover Friday morning prevented bright sunshine at dawn of the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere but a joyous spirit prevailed.
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Welcome to the first day of Tucson's monsoon. It'll probably be hotter today than it was Friday. But the National Weather Service says there is a teeny, tiny chance of rain.
Carlos Garcia says he intended to start doing yard work at 9 a.m. Friday to try and beat the heat, but didn't get started until 11 - and by then, well, we all know how he suffered. He was doing a favor for an elderly woman who lives near Second Avenue and Delano Street.
How hot is it? It's so hot the Sabino Canyon glacier is receding. It's so hot my evaporative cooler evaporated. It's so hot all of the Eskimos left town. It’s so hot I couldn’t think of any more jokes so I asked my Facebook friends,”how hot is it?”
If you are planning on participating in the Pima County Public Library's Summer Reading Program, don't forget to sign up Friday.
When it comes to ways to spend those long, hot summer days, there's no better place to be than Tucson - if you're a kid.
Jean Shiley of Philadelphia, captain of the U.S. Women's Track and Field team, is shown in Los Angeles Stadium after breaking the world and Olympic records in the high jump, Aug. 7, 1932. Shiley went over the bar at 5 feet, 5 1/4 inches to win the event. (AP Photo)
Picture shows Mark Spitz with his gold medal, handed over by Lord Killanin on August 28, 1972. Final of 200 meter butterfly for men at the Summer Olympics in Munich. Mark Spitz won the final in 2.00.7, at the same time setting a new world record, (AP Photo/pool
The U.S. team poses for photographers after being awarded the gold medal for winning the women's 4 x 100-meter relay race during the Summer Olympics in Rome, Sept. 8, 1960. From left to right; Wilma Rudolph, Barbara P. Jones, Lucinda Williams and Martha Hudson.(AP Photo)