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Summer Solstice 2022

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  • June 23, 2022
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In News: June 21 is the day of Summer Solstice in 2022.

  • The summer solstice marks the beginning of the astronomical summer and occurs when the earth has its maximum tilt towards the sun.
  • For temperate regions, the summer solstice is when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky.
  • The Earth orbits the sun at an angle.
  • So for half the year, the Northern Hemisphere is tilted towards the Sun and therefore, it is summer for the Northern hemisphere and winter for the Southern Hemisphere.
  • During the other half of the year, the Northern Hemisphere is tilted away from the sun, thus creating winter in the Northern Hemisphere and summer in the south.
  • Solstices happen twice per year: one for the winter and one for the summer and this is interchanged depending on which Hemisphere you live in.
  • The longest day of the year happens on the day of the summer solstice since the earth receives the longest period of daylight during the day.
  • The solstice has been seen as a significant time of the year in many cultures and has been marked by festivals and rituals across the globe.

Source: Indian Express

Previous Year Question

Q.1) In the northern hemisphere, the longest day of the year normally occurs in the: (2022)

  1. First half of the month of June
  2. Second half of the month of June
  3. First half of the month of July
  4. Second half of the month of July

 

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