So there are times in which the northern hemisphere is tilted away from the sun (winter months), and there are times in which the northern hemisphere is tilted towards the sun (summer months).
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The date of the summer solstice varies from year-to-year, landing between June 20-22.
Lots of countries across the northern hemisphere celebrate the arrival of summer and have celebrated it for thousands of years. Summer solstice, also called estival solstice or mid summer, occurs when one of the Earth's poles has its maximum tilt toward the Sun. The bad news is, from here on out days will start to get shorter as we work towards Fall.
People around the world can now view the movement of the sun and stars over the ancient stone circle at Britain's Stonehenge through a live-stream launched on Friday, the summer solstice.
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If the earth's axis of rotation was perpendicular to the sun-earth line, we would have no solstices and no strong seasonal effects.
It takes place at exactly 11:54 am Eastern.
The summer solstice marks the midpoint, not the beginning, of the seasons. According to CBS Denver, they might see a snowstorm during the first weekend of summer.
This means that side of the world will have the least hours of sunlight.
The holidays include Memorial Day in the US and Victoria Day in Canada. Also Ólavsøka, the biggest summer festival in the Faroe Islands. People are ready to bask in the summer shine.