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Summer Solstice 2021: Everything you need to know about this day

Summer Solstice, also known as the year’s longest day. In terms of the current year, the day is today, Monday, June 21, 2021. This day, however, falls between the 20th and 22nd of June. In some locations, the Summer Solstice is also known as the Midsummer or Estival Solstice. Solstice is a Latin term that is made up of two words. As a result, it is broken into two words: sol, which means “sun,” and sistere, which means “standstill.”

Summer Solstice 2021
Credits: Bureau of Metrology

Many folks may be curious about what happened on this particular day. At noon on this day, the sun is directly overhead at the tropic of Cancer. As a result, it is stated that summer begins on this day and lasts until the equinox. The North Pole is tilted towards the sun for around 23.4 degrees on this day. The solstice, on the other hand, occurs twice a year (June & December). Similarly, the solstice in December is referred to as the Winter Solstice.

The shortest night of the year is reported to arrive on this day, June 21st. The day is, nonetheless, the longest of the year. We also have International Yoga Day on June 21st this year. Unfortunately, because of the pandemic, this day is held in a virtual mode this year.

On this day, Union Petroleum’s Dharmendra Pradhan expressed his wish that the rising sun will signal the end of this disease-free Earth.


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