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Summer Solstice 2021 Date: All you need to know about ‘longest day of the year’

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Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, will fall on Monday, 21 June, 2021. Summer solstice, is also known as estival solstice or midsummer. Summer solstice occurs when one of the Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt toward the Sun. It happens twice yearly, once in each hemisphere.
What is Summer Solstice?
Summer solstice refers to the longest day and the shortest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
When is Summer Solstice 2021?
Summer Solstice 2021 will occur on Monday, June 21, 2021. Technically, the solstice occurs when the sun is directly over the imaginary Tropic of Cancer or 23.5°N latitude.
Why is it called Solstice?
The term ‘solstice’ comes from Latin —’sol’ means sun and ‘sistere’ means to stand still.
Summer Solstice vs Winter Solstice
Solstice is an astronomical event that occurs twice in a year, once in summer (June) and once in winter (December).
During June Solstice/Summer Solstice, it is summer time in the UK, the USA, Canada, Russia, India, and China and it is the longest day of the year while it is winter time in Australia, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand and South Africa and it is the shortest day of the year.
During December Solstice/Winter Solstice, it is winter time in the UK, the USA, Canada, Russia, India and China and it is the shortest day of the year while it is summer time in Australia, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand and South Africa and it is the longest day of the year.


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