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The June solstice takes place on June 21, 2023. Longest day for the Northern Hemisphere. Shortest day for the Southern Hemisphere.
The year's shortest season - between the December solstice and March equinox - is about 89 days. It's 5 days shorter than the longest season.
The longest days accompany the winter solstice. In December, a day - a whole cycle of day and night - is about half a minute longer than the average 24 hours.
Earliest sunset at mid-northern latitudes are happening now. What if you're in the Southern Hemisphere? Watch for your earliest sunrise.
Latest sunsets around now for 40 degrees north latitude. Latest sunrises around now for 40 degrees south latitude. Plus, a word about twilight.
In Chinese thought, the summer solstice is associated with the color red, the sound of laughing, the fire element and a red phoenix.
We're talking about how many minutes it takes for the body of the sun to sink below your western horizon. Longest sunsets take place around the solstices.
If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, your earliest sunrises of the year are happening around now. Southern Hemisphere? Your earliest sunsets are around now.
On this equinox, start tracking the sunset point on your western horizon. You'll see a mighty shift between now and the June solstice.
December solstice 2021 comes on December 21. Earth will be closest to the sun just 2 weeks later, on January 4. Coincidence?
Personal solstices - photos from the EarthSky community around the world - showing what the December solstice means to them.
What a beauty! This EarthSky community member used a telescope to capture the solstice sunset from Malaysia on June 21, 2021.
The northernmost sunset (and sunrise) happens at the June solstice. Here's some quick info that'll help you connect with nature on this special day.
On the June solstice, the sun will set at the same time in New York City and St. Augustine, Florida. But New York will have an hour more of daylight. Why?
The December solstice happens at 10:02 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) on December 21, 2020. That time - the moment of solstice - marks the sun's southernmost point for this year.
December solstice sunrise comes at the same time for St. Augustine, Florida, and New York City. But St. Augustine has an hour more of daylight than New York. Here's why.
This year, solstice celebrations at Stonehenge monument are canceled due to Covid-19. But for the 1st time, you can celebrate the 1st sunrise of summer from Stonehenge online.
Raul Cortes in Monterrey, Mexico, caught the solstice sunrise in a sequence of images on December 22, 2019.
We haven't had a December solstice and full moon less than a day apart since 2010. The next time will be 2029.
At the December solstice, Earth arrives at the 4th of the year’s 4 cardinal points.