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Summer Solstice; Longest Day of the Year

The Summer Solstice

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Today’s Summer Solstice of 2018 – the day that has the most sunlight. Around the time of summer solstice, the areas of the polar region experience the midnight sun.

The longest day of the year falls on Thursday, June 21 in the Northern Hemisphere and that’s what we call Summer Solstice. This day, in Australia and other countries of the southern hemisphere, has marked as the winter solstice.

 

Today’s Summer Solstice of 2018 – the day that has the most sunlight. Around the time of summer solstice, the areas of the polar region experience the midnight sun. Solstice falls between June 20 and June 22 but in the leap year, it always falls on June 20.

Thousands of people gathered at Stonehenge to watch the summer solstice – the longest day of the year. The sun appeared behind the Heel Stone at about 4:52 BST(Britain Standard Time) with the shouting of applause from the crowd. The summer solstice is one of the rare occasions that English Heritage opens up the monument.

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