The summer solstice is the longest day of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere is in June, while in the Southern Hemisphere it's in December. Dates and local times for equinox and solstices worldwide.
The summer solstice (or estival solstice), also known as midsummer, occurs when one of the Earth's poles has its maximum tilt toward the Sun. It happens twice yearly, once in each hemisphere (Northern and Southern). For that hemisphere, the summer solstice is when the Sun reaches its highest position in the sky and is the day with the longest period of daylight.
June 21 marks the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere and simultaneously heralds the beginning of winter in the southern hemisphere. In 2020, the summer solstice occurs and summer begins in the Northern Hemisphere on Friday, June 20 at 5:43 p.m. EDT.
Summer solstice, the two moments during the year when the path of the Sun in the sky is farthest north in the Northern Hemisphere (June 20 or 21) or farthest south in the Southern Hemisphere (December 21 or 22). seasonal configuration of Earth and SunDiagram depicting the position of Earth in ...
The summer solstice in the Northern hemisphere always takes place sometime between June 20 and June 22. This year it falls on Friday, June 21 (TODAY) when sunny skies are predicted for much of the UK.
When is the Summer Solstice? In 2020, the June solstice is Saturday, June 20, at 5:44 P.M. EDT.This date marks the official beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, occurring when Earth arrives at the point in its orbit where the North Pole is at its maximum tilt (about 23.5 degrees) toward the Sun, resulting in the longest day and shortest night of the calendar year.
When it’s a summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the sun appears directly over the Tropic of Cancer, the latitude line at 23.5 degrees North. (That’s as far north as you can go and ...
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.
In the Northern Hemisphere, it occurs when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Capricorn, which is located at 23.5° south of the equator and runs through Australia, Chile, southern Brazil, and northern South Africa. This year, the Northern Hemisphere winter solstice will occur at 9:19 pm MST on December 21, 2019.
The winter solstice marks the shortest day and longest night of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere, it occurs when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Capricorn, which is located at 23.5° south of the equator and runs through Australia, Chile, southern Brazil, and northern South Africa.