By FactsWow Team
Posted on: 22 Jun, 2022
From childhood days at school, people have known June 21 to be the day of the summer solstice –the summer solstice happens to be the biggest day for the northern hemisphere. The occurrence also announces the beginning of summer for the Earth’s northern half. We witness the summer solstice on 21 June f 2022 when Earth reaches the location along its orbit where the North Pole is tilted the most toward the sun that's when the solstice occurs, and the Northern Hemisphere receives sunlight at its highest direct angle of the year on the day of June solstice.
The solstice arrives at a different date. in 2023 it will be on 21 June but in 2023,2024 it will be on 22 June. In the southern hemisphere summer solstice is a different thing its the shortest day of the year and it's the beginning of winter. We can witness the sun for 19 hours and 49 minutes in Anchorage. and 21 hours 49 minutes of sunrise in Fairbanks and for whole 24 hours in Utqiagvik, Alaska.
the summer solstice is celebrated in some countries. in Sweden, the summer solstice is known as Midsummer and is celebrated in June. Friday. The customary Solstice Parade and Fair made a triumphant return to Seattle's Fremont area after a two-year absence due to the coronavirus, the city with the opulent 16 hours of sunlight. The customary naked bicycle ride was part of the commemoration, which took place on June 18.
After a two-year hiatus, celebrations at England's famous Stonehenge have also resumed. As their forebears did hundreds of years ago, people congregate around the famous stone buildings. According to the British Museum, the monumental stones of the monument were erected about 2500 BC to frame the summer solstice sunrise and the winter solstice sunset.
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