Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice for places north of the Tropic of Cancer, this is the longest day of the year.The summer solstice happens when one of Earth’s poles is tilted away from the Sun the most. The winter solstice happens when one of Earth’s poles is tilted away from the Sun the most.
Why Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice Occurs?
Solstices happen because the Earth’s axis of rotation is tilted about 23.4 degrees compared to its orbit around the sun. Because of this tilt, the Northern and Southern Hemispheres don’t get the same amount of sunlight throughout the year.
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When Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice happens?
Winter Solstice – Shortest Day and Longest Night
- It is also called as hibernal solstice. It usually between 20th December and 23rd December
- 2021- 21st December, 2021- Tuesday
- 2022 – 22nd December, 2022- Thursday
- 2023- 22nd December, 2023- Friday
- 2024- 21st December, 2024- Saturday
Summer Solstice – Shortest Night and Longest Day
- It is also called as estival solstice or midsummer
- 2021 – 21st June, 2021- Monday
- 2022-21st June, 2022- Tuesday
- 2023 – 21st June, 2023- Wednesday
- 2024 – 21st June, 2023- Friday
People Ask / FAQ
- What are the Celebrations on Winter Solstice?
Activities such as gathering with family and friends, cooking, eating, singing, dancing, and lighting fires.
2. What is the significance of Winter Solstice?
This day, determined astronomically, is the beginning of longer days and shorter nights.