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Summer Solstice 2024

Summer Solstice 2024:

21st June has been marked as the day of the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere of the world.

  • The summer solstice is celebrated as the beginning of summer, or midsummer when one of Earth’s poles is at its maximum tilt towards the sun.
  • The summer solstice marks the longest day of the year, when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky.
  • During the solstice, the Earth’s axis (around which the planet spins, completing one turn each day) is tilted in a way that the North Pole is tipped towards the sun and the South Pole is away from it.
  • Typically, this imaginary axis passes right through the middle of the Earth from top to bottom and is always tilted at 23.5 degrees with respect to the sun.
  • At the Arctic Circle(66°33′ north latitude), the sun never sets during the solstice.
  • The amount of light received by a specific area in the Northern Hemisphere during the summer solstice depends on the latitudinal location of the place.