When and What Is the Summer Solstice? ~ June 19, 2021

Earth’s position in relation to the Sun during the June Solstice (not to scale)

Editor’s Note: The following information below is true, yet is surmised on the Earth being a round planet rotating around our Sun.The June solstice is the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere.

Regardless of your belief system about astronomy, the Summer Solstice will occur as indicated below and we shall experience all of it’s effects. What are those effects? The longest day of the year brings to us the longest exposure of the Sun in a single 27-hour day. Light brings knowledge as we all can witness as recent political news is seen.

MIght be a really good time to examine the truth of your own BEing, and if you don’t like what you see inside, make changes based on how your Magnificent Heart feels, experience your own Quantum LOVE, and then BE in…

Quantum Joy!

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Different Dates

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

June Solstice in Greenville, North Carolina, USA is on
Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 11:32 pm EDT (Change city)

June Solstice in Universal Coordinated Time is on
Monday, June 21, 2021 at 03:32 UTC

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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