Summer Solstice 2022: Date, time and interesting facts about longest day of year

According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the summer solstice or the June solstice is the green light to welcome the summer season in the Northern Hemisphere and winter in the Southern Hemisphere. For those in North America, this astronomical event occurs on June 20 at 10:32 pm CDT (UTC-5), for the rest, it usually happens on June 21, 2021 at 03:32 UTC.

For the uninitiated, June or the summer solstice is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, or the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere but it signifies the beginning of winter in the Southern Hemisphere and the shorter day in the South. In the hemisphere. This year, the June solstice is expected to fall at 9:14 UTC (4:14 am CDT) on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, and the Earth will be tilted to its axis of rotation and its motion in orbit around the sun.

The term “Solstice” derives from the Latin word “Soul” which means the sun and “sister” means standing or standing. It occurs twice a year, in the Northern Hemisphere (between June 20-22, depending on the year and time zone) and once in the Southern Hemisphere (December 20-23).

Interesting facts:

1. The ancient cultures knew that the path of the sun across the sky, the length of the day and the place of sunrise and sunset had changed in a regular way throughout the year. Additionally, people built monuments like Stonehenge, England, to observe the sun’s annual progress, worship the sun, and predict its movement.

2. During the June Solstice compared to any other time of the year, the North Pole is more direct toward the Sun and the South Pole is farther from the Sun. As a result, all locations in the north of the equator will see longer than 12 hours, and all locations in the south will see less than 12 hours.

3. A few thousand years ago, when the sun was in the Karkataka mass (crab in Latin), the coronation occurred, and on the June solstice, the latitude was named Tropic of Karkataka, the Sun reaches the northern extremity. The position reaches the tropic of Karkataka and stands before reversing direction and moving south again.

4. The sun’s path across the sky is curved — not the straight line of the summer solstice.

5. The sunlight hits the places in your home that the sun rises to the left on the horizon and the sun sets on the right side on the day of the summer solstice.

6. Depending on the Earth’s current orbit, the date of the summer solstice rotates between June 20, 21 and 22 and is dependent on the physics of our solar system and is not fixed because it is on the human calendar.

7. The summer solstice is called the midsummer or the first day of summer but Wickens and other Neopagan groups call it litha but some Christian churches recognize the summer solstice as St. John’s Day to commemorate the birth of John the Baptist.

8. It is said that the Vikings hanged dead human and animal bodies by hanging trees, especially as an offering to the gods to celebrate religious human sacrifice on the Solstice.

9. According to pagan folk, people wear protective garlands of herbs and flowers, such as the “chase devil” known today as St. John’s wort, to ward off evil spirits that appear during the summer solstice.

10. Iceland is the only place outside the Arctic Circle where we can “feel the sun” as it does in Northern Iceland, where the sun sinks to the horizon, and the water begins to rise again physically after the brush. The sun above the cliff above the sea.

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