Sunday, 08 December, 2019

Summer Solstice- June 21 marks the longest day of the year

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Deanna Wagner | 23 June, 2019, 17:58

Here, ancient pagans devised a rough-hewn monument consisting of 75 worked stones piled in complex patterns.

Along with the earth being tilted on its axis, there are times of the year in which the earth is closer and further away from the sun. Once the day of the summer solstice (in 2019, this day is 20 June) passes, the Sun begins sinking towards the horizon ever so slowly till the start of winter.

However, because the Earth is tilted at a 23.5-degree angle, seasons can exist.

During this period, days continue to lengthen from equinox to solstice and summer days progressively shorten after the solstice, so meteorological summer encompasses the build-up to the longest day and a diminishing thereafter. What: The longest day (and shortest night) of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

According to a tweet from Merriam-Webster, "Solstice" was formed from the Latin 'solstitium, ' a combination of words meaning "sun" and "standing". In 2019, this will occur at 3:54 pm GMT on Friday (or 9:24 pm IST). The same dates in the opposite hemisphere are referred to as the winter solstice.

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If the earth's axis of rotation was perpendicular to the sun-earth line, we would have no solstices and no strong seasonal effects.

It is the day that has the most daylight hours of any in the year.

This means that side of the world will have the least hours of sunlight. So between March and September, Earth's Northern Hemisphere gets more exposure to direct sunlight over the course of a day.

Those of the pagan or druid faith can gather at the site alongside other members of the public four times a year.