Get ready to enjoy the longest (or shortest) day of 2022! Children’s news article
The school may be closed for the summer, but the astronomical the start of the hot season will not be before June 21, 2022. Called summer solstice, it’s the day when the North Pole is the most inclined towards the Sun. This allows residents of the northern hemisphere to enjoy the longest day of the year. Those in the southern hemisphere will mark the start of winter with the shortest day of the year.
Summer Solstice Celebrations to deploy themselves during the day. But the solstice technically occurs at some point – when the Sun is just above the Tropic of Cancer, its northernmost position in the sky. In 2022, it will be at 5:14 a.m. EST (2:14 a.m. PST).
While all the countries north of the equator will enjoy at least 12 hours of light on June 21, some will have much more. The people of New York, NY go lounge in over 15 hours of sunshine, while those in London, UK will enjoy over 18 hours. Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, live 21 hours of light, while lucky residents of regions around the Arctic Circle will enjoy a 24-hour day.
The summer solstice is observed with many fun events. One of the oldest and most Dear the holidays are at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England. The Neolithic stone circle – built in three phases between 3000 BC and 1600 BC – is designed to align with sunrise in midsummer and sunset in midwinter. Thousands of visitors from all over the world flock to the historical site during the solstice to witness the magical sight of the sun rising above the stones.
The Swedish Midsummer festival is celebrated with family gatherings and traditional dance around a 20-foot-tall maypole. The most popular is the frog dance, which involves jumping around the pole while singing a tune from a famous Swedish song, “Små grodorna” (“The little frogs”). Braid fresh flowers in flower crowns and crowns are also popular. The ancient Customs we believe harness the magic of nature for to assure good health for the year.
Alaska marks the June Solstice over several days with various events including festivals and marathons. The most unusual is the Midnight Sun Game in Fairbanks. The fun tradition dates back to 1906 and involved play baseball from 10:30 p.m. until about 1:30 a.m. the next day without artificial light.
Happy Summer Solstice!
Resources: Earthsky. org, farmersalmanac.com bortonoverseas.com, mlb.com, english-heritage.org.uk