The Summer Solstice 2019 is almost upon the people living in the northern hemisphere. It is a natural phenomenon that sets apart seasons on the Earth's poles. Summer solstice 2019 will be on June 21, which will also be the longest day on Earth. On this day, the sun reaches its highest position in the sky. It is also called the June solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. In the countries around the Arctic Circle, there are 24 hours of daying during the summer solstice. Biblical Prophecy Claims End of the World on the Longest Day of the Year.
What is the Summer Solstice?
The earth orbits around the sun in an elliptical orbit. So there is a specific time at when the sun appears at highest altitude if the observer is in outer space or a terrestrial observer outside tropical latitudes. This is the summer solstice when one of the Earth's pole tilts towards the sun at its maximum point. It occurs twice a year, once in each hemisphere, north and south. The word solstice is derived from the Latin words sol (Sun) and sistere (to stand still).
This day is the longest of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, which means it will see maximum hours of sunlight in a day. The sun will appear at its highest in the northern sky, directly over the Tropic of Cancer. So it will take longer to rise and set, making it the longest day of the year. Similarly, for those living in the Southern hemisphere, it will be the shortest day of the year with the least sunlight hours. Winter Solstice 2018: Know All About The Shortest Day and Longest Night of the Year in Northern Hemisphere, Watch Video.
Date and Time of Summer Solstice
Depending upon the calendar, it occurs sometime between June 20 and June 22. This year, it will be on June 21, 2019. The summer solstice will occur at 15:54 UT.
The summer solstice is also called as midsummer. This June solstice marks the beginning of the astronomical summer. It continues uptil September 23. The countries in the northern hemisphere will experience the beginning of summer, as our planet tilts towards the sun. Thus the radiation from the star is it at a more direct angle on the earth, thus creating warmer temperatures.