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On Friday, June 21, the sun brightens our skies longer than on any other day in 2019. The summer solstice is here: our longest day and shortest night of the year, and the first day of astronomical ...


Equinoxes and solstices Equinoxes and solstices happen twice a year, but not always on the same date.. After the June solstice, the sun follows a lower and lower path through the sky each day in the Northern Hemisphere until it reaches the point where the length of daylight is about 12 hours and eight to nine minutes in areas that are about 30 degrees north or south of the equator.


Longest day 2019: When is longest day of year? When is official first day of summer? SUMMER is just around the corner, but with the glorious weather this past weekend you’d be forgiven for ...


On Friday, Dec. 21, 2019 at 5:23 p.m. ET, the winter solstice will officially begin and we will experience the longest night of the year and the shortest day of the year for the Northern ...


Updated December 11, 2019 In the Northern Hemisphere, the longest day of the year is always on or around June 21. This is because on this date, the sun's rays are perpendicular to the Tropic of Cancer at 23°30' North latitude.


The summer solstice is the longest day of the year – the day in which we can enjoy approximately 17 hours of daylight. It might seem like good news, but for those of us in the northern hemisphere this is the time when the sun’s path stops moving northward in the sky and the days begin to slowly shorten.


In the Northern Hemisphere the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, occurs around June 21st. The opposite day, the shortest of the year, is the Winter Solstice, which occurs around the 21st of December each year.In tropical astrological terms, Winter Solstice is the start of Capricorn. There are also two days in the year when the day and night are of equal duration.


The summer solstice is when countries in the Northern Hemisphere celebrate their longest day of the year. Tomorrow, June 21, is the longest day of the year in 2019. The northern hemisphere will enjoy extended hours of daylight because of the position of the sun. When is the shortest night of 2019? As tomorrow has […]


Although the summer solstice is the longest day of the year for that hemisphere, the dates of earliest sunrise and latest sunset vary by a few days. This is because the Earth orbits the Sun in an ellipse, and its orbital speed varies slightly during the year.


In the Northern Hemisphere the day of the summer solstice is the longest day of the year (the day with the most daylight and the shortest night) and occurs every year between June 20 and June 22. The dates given on this page are based on Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which for practical purposes is equivalent to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).