The longest day of the year for people in the Northern Hemisphere is on June 21. This marks the summer solstice when the sun is exactly overhead on the Tropic of Cancer at 23.5 degrees latitude.Continue Reading
On the summer solstice, there is maximum daylight and the night is very short. This is the peak of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Arctic Circle, there are 24 hours of daylight, as the sun does not set.
This day marks the winter solstice for regions in the Southern Hemisphere. Australia and New Zealand experience winter with very short days and long nights. In the Antarctic Circle, there are 24 hours of darkness.Learn more about Days & Weeks
A calendar day is a period from midnight on a given day to midnight on the next day. Thus, a calendar day is a period of 24 hours starting from midnight.Full Answer >
There are 52 complete weeks in a year. The year has 365 days, leaving one extra day. A leap year has 366 days, adding a second extra day. This makes 52 1/7 weeks in a normal year and 52 2/7 weeks in a leap year.Full Answer >
There are 52 recognized work weeks in a year. This is based on a regular calendar year in the United States where employees work a 40-hour work week.Full Answer >
There are approximately 365.25 days in a normal year. This measurement represents one Julian year, which is a recognized astronomical unit of measurement.Full Answer >