June (summer) solstice is June 20, 21 or 22. Longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere shortest (winter solstice) in the Southern Hemisphere. Local times worldwide.
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 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. This day is called the summer solstice and it happens twice a year: once in the Northern Hemisphere (June 21) and once in the Southern Hemisphere (December 21) where seasons and sunlight are t...
The Year’s Longest Day. The Summer Solstice is the day with the longest period of sunlight. Notice how the Sun appears highest in the sky at the solstice; its rays strike Earth at a more direct angle, causing the efficient warming we call summer. Because the Sun is highest in the sky on this day, you’ll notice that your shadow (at local, or ...
People celebrate the summer solstice at the Kokino megalithic observatory, near the city of Kumanovo, Macedonia on June 21, 2016. Summer Solstice brings the longest day of the year on June 21, 2017.
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).
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 ...
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The summer solstice arrives Sunday June 21. Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere know it as the longest day of the year. But how exactly does that work?
The summer solstice happens every year between June 20 and June 22 when the sun reaches its highest elevation in the Northern Hemisphere, making it the longest day of the year with a stretch of ...