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Summer Solstice

June 21, 2019

Celebrated with rituals and festivals from time immermorable, the summer solstice technically marks the beginning of summer as a season, though it is often referred to as “midsummer” because summer effectively begins earlier.  This day is around June 21st in the northern hemisphere and December 22nd in the southern hemisphere.

The Summer Solstice occurs because the Earth is tilted on its axis at 23.44 degrees and on this day the effect is at its maximum.  On this day, then, the sun sun reaches its highest position in the sky and the day therefore enjoys the longest day of sunlight.


June 21, 2019