Summer Solstice 2021: 10 interesting facts about the longest day of the year

Summer Solstice 2021: 10 interesting facts about the longest day of the year

It’s officially the primary day of summer!

In case you’re an individual who can hardly wait to appreciate the blazing sun, heat, and summer activities, then, at that point you’ve been sitting tight during the current day — summer solstice.

The principal day of summer 2021 is Sunday, June 20, which additionally falls on Father’s Day.

Here are 10 things you need to think about the day:

  • Summer 2021 – otherwise called the “summer solstice” – formally starts at 11:32 p.m. on June 20.
  • This summer solstice is the longest day of the year, the day with the most long stretches of sunlight during the entire year. For June 20, Staten Island will appreciate a little more than 15 hours of daylight.
  • As per the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the solstice denotes the official start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, happening when Earth shows up at the point in its orbit where the North Pole is at its greatest tilt (about 23.5 degrees) close to the sun, coming about the longest day and most brief evening of the schedule year. By longest “day,” this implies the longest time of sunlight hours.
  • Sunday is the day to apply sunscreen. The sun is at today most elevated pinnacle, and the towering height of the solstice sun makes a high UV index, making it simple to get a speedy burn from the sun.
  • The summer solstice brings the longest day of the year, yet in addition the longest time of morning and evening twilight. The shallow point at which the sun crosses the horizon keeps the sky illuminated a bit longer before sunrise and after sunset.
  • Around early afternoon on the summer solstice, you’ll have the option to cast your shortest shadow of the year, in view of the height of the sun.
  • It generally doesn’t happen around the same time. The circumstance of the June solstice did not depend on a particular schedule date or time, however relies upon when the sun arrives at its northernmost point from the celestial equator, as indicated by the Almanac. Along these lines, the solstice will not generally happen around the same time — and it as of now moves between June 20, 21, and 22.
  • The word solstice comes from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stop).
  • In Sweden, individuals celebrate the summer solstice by eating the first strawberries of the season.
  • The primary day of summer isn’t normally the most hottest day of summer. Albeit the Northern Hemisphere gets its most immediate sunlight on the summer solstice, the most smoking day of summer doesn’t normally happen until July or August. That is on the grounds that for a few additional weeks the amount of solar energy arriving at the ground is more noteworthy than the amount leaving the earth, as indicated by the Old Farmer’s Almanac.

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