10 fun facts about the summer solstice

طقس العرب GO 2021-06-13 2021-06-13T15:00:00Z
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10 fun facts about the summer solstice

Arab weather - the solar solstice occurs twice a year, and each time it occurs at the same moment everywhere on earth, there is a difference between countries in the hour of its occurrence only. The solar solstice that occurs in the month of June is called the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere, and there are wonderful facts associated with the day of the summer solstice!

 

7 fun facts about the summer solstice

 

1. The day on the summer solstice is the 'longest' day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, and the shortest of the year in the Southern Hemisphere.

 

2. On the summer solstice, the path of the Sun across the sky is a curve - not a straight line. It appears to be rising and continuing to drift to the right as it passes above an elevated level. This is quite different from the straight path the sun moves on on the vernal and autumnal equinoxes in late March and late September.

 

3. On the day of the summer solstice, the sun perpendicular to the Tropic of Cancer, which is the line in the far north that connects all the places on Earth to which the sun’s rays perpendicular to the day of the solstice, and this is how the Tropic of Cancer got its name, because a few thousand years ago, the solstice occurred when The sun was in the constellation Cancer.

 

4. At the summer solstice, the midday sun is the highest in the sky (or lowest if you live in the Southern Hemisphere). But did you know that the highest point of the sun decreases over time? That's because the Earth's tilt is slowly decreasing.

 

5. On this day, the sun rises from the far left on the horizon, and sets on the far right. You may notice that the sun's rays are seeping in unusual places in your home.

 

6. The solstice (solstice) comes from the Latin words “sol” meaning sun, and “stitium” meaning standing, because on the day of the summer solstice the path of the sun stops progressing north, and the path of the sun appears to “stand” in the sky for some time before it It reverses direction and starts moving south.

 

7. The day of the summer solstice may be the longest in the year, but it is not the last sunset, nor the earliest sunrise of the year, as the earliest sunrise occurs before the summer solstice, and the last sunset after the summer solstice.

 

8. On the solstice, every point north of the Arctic Circle sees at least twenty-four hours of continuous sunlight. In Deadhorse, Alaska, the sun rose on May 15 and won't set again until July 28.

 

The type of energy the sun emits most isn't ultraviolet or gamma rays or even visible light - it's actually infrared. This is the most powerful emission of the sun, the kind we feel as heat.

 

However, most people care about one fact about the summer solstice, and that is the beginning of summer!

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.

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