Longest Day of the Sun

The June Solstice. (Not to scale)

 

'Solstice' (Latin: 'solstitium') means 'sun-stopping', because the point where the sun appears to rise and set, stops and reverses direction after this day (ill:Not to scale)

 

The date varies between June 20 and June 22, depending on the year, and the local time zone.

 

June Solstice in Samsun, Turkey is on

21 Haziran 2020 Pazar, 00:43 TRT (Change city)

 

Sunrise, sunset and day length around June Solstice 2020

Countdown to June Solstice 2020 in Samsun, Turkey

June Solstice in Universal Coordinated Time is on

20 Haziran 2020 Cumartesi, 21:43 UTC

 

Local times for June Solstice 2020 worldwide

Day and Night map for June Solstice 2020

Equinoxes and solstices from 2000–2049

Zenith Furthest Away from the Equator

A solstice happens when the sun's zenith is at its furthest point from the equator. On the June solstice, it reaches its northernmost point and the Earth’s North Pole tilts directly towards the sun, at about 23.4 degrees.

 

It's also known as the northern solstice because it occurs when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer in the Northern Hemisphere.

 

11 Facts About the June Solstice

 

Meaning of Solstice

“Solstice” (Latin: “solstitium”) means sun-stopping. The point on the horizon where the sun appears to rise and set, stops and reverses direction after this day. On the solstice, the sun does not rise precisely in the east, but rises to the north of east and sets to the north of west, meaning it's visible in the sky for a longer period of time.

 

Although the June solstice marks the first day of astronomical summer, it's more common to use meteorological definitions of seasons, making the solstice midsummer or midwinter.

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