Summer solstice is the longest day of the year that happens on the day in the Planet Earth. Summer solstice aka June solstice every year happens around June 20 to June 22 in the Northern hemisphere. Summer solstice 2020 will take place on June 20. There are some facts about summer solstice that will amaze every one.
The Name Solstice
Solstice is derived a Latin language which means stand still or stop. During the day of summer solstice in the noon the sun appear not to change to its position. It looks like that sun remains in the same position.
Solstice Marks the Season
As it is said that seasons are marked by solstices and equinoxes. This affirms that summer season start from the day when summer solstice happens in Northern hemisphere.
Celebration of Litha
Earth’s Position from Sun
The earth is at farthest position from sun during summer solstice. This is why at equator in the noon sun exactly appears above head and the shadow is the shortest.
Think the Other Way Around
In the Southern hemisphere people celebrate Winter solstice. As in one part summer solstice marks the season summer and in the other Winter solstice marks the season winter.
Stonehenge and Summer Solstice
The relationship between summer solstice and Stonehenge is historical and emotional. People from all over the world gather at Stonehenge to just witness the rising Sun of Summer Solstice. The fabulous thing about the rising is that it appear exactly above the Heel Stone. As all face towards the rising sun and stand still before sun rise. The feeling is great and spiritual. Go there and witness it.