Facts You Should Know About Summer Solstice, 2023

Published - Wed, Jun 21, 2023 4:43 AM
Author : Mohit Pandey

The June Summer Solstice will occur on June 21 at 9:58 AM on Wednesday.
The summer solstice, often known as the longest day of the year, is when the sun reaches its highest and northernmost positions. The longest amount of daylight is also marked by the June Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere.

 In June the summer solstice doesn't always occur on the same day. But often, the day occurs between June 20 and June 22. The start of the winter season is also signalled by the winter solstice. Typically, it occurs on December 21.

According to the National Weather Service, the summer solstice occurs when the sun is directly overhead the Tropic of Cancer, the circle denoting latitude 23.5 degrees north and passing through Mexico, the Bahamas, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, India, and southern China. It is the longest day of the year for people who live above the Tropic of Cancer.

This is the shortest day of the year and the start of winter for people who reside in the Southern Hemisphere. For people living south of the equator, the longest day of the year comes between December 20 and December 22, when the sun is directly overhead the Tropic of Capricorn. The winter solstice, however, will be observed in the Northern Hemisphere.

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The American Heatwave

The National Weather Service (NWS) estimates that a harsh heat wave affecting more than 35 million people in many southern US states, including Texas, Louisiana, and Florida, will continue for several days. According to an IANS report, the NWS predicted late Monday that a scorching heat wave will last the entire week.

The longest day and shortest night of the year occur on the summer solstice, when the Northern Hemisphere aligns itself at the point in its orbit closest to the sun. This marks the start of summer.

Facts on The Summer Solstice

1. When we are farther from the sun, it gets hotter.

2. More daylight is available the further north you are.

3. For Centuries, Solstice traditions have included evening bonfires.

4. Festivities Inspired by Agricultural Abundance.

5. Weddings Have Historically Been Popular Around the Solstice.

The solstice is the ideal time to enjoy the long summer nights with friends and family because of weddings and bonfires. And don't forget to take lots of pictures to document every moment.

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  • Sweta Pandey
    Wed, Jun 21, 2023 5:18 AM

    Thank you for the informative article. We all know that today is 21st june but due to our busy schedule we forget the importance of the day. So this article helps us to remind the fact.. Keep growing..


    • Wed, Jul 19, 2023 4:58 PM

      Thank you so much for your appreciation.


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