It’s the first day of summer, and here is everything about the longest day of 2023. Happy summer solstice!

Finally, Summer is here, which has shocked the Floridians who have been dealing with the sweltering weather for many weeks. June 21 is officially the first day of the summer, and the following will explain more exciting news you need to know about the summer solstice and what it has. 

Solstice will happen when the sun reaches the highest point of the sky, which relates to the equator of the Northern Hemisphere and is entirely towards the sun. The North Pole is far towards the sun in the Arctic Circle, which will seem in the 24 hours of daylight. 

When will the first day of summer happens?

June 21, 2023, Wednesday will be marked as the summer solstice and the first day of the summer for the people in the Northern Hemispheres, and the people in the Southern Hemisphere will be the first day of winter for them. People living in the Northern Hemisphere used to see more daylight compared to the other days of the year. Two types of the solstice happen; one is the Winter solstice marks the day. On that day, there will be the least amount of sunlight which will be the shortest day of the year.  

Another type is the summer solstice, marked as the day with a large amount of sunlight; it will be like the longest day of the year. 

There are two types of equinoxes like vernal equinox which appears in March, and other one is autumnal one, which appears in September at the time the sun will precisely above the Earth’s equator, and the night and day will be the same length of time. The summer solstice will occur when the sun reaches the highest point in the sky, and this incident happened on June 21, 2023, at 10.57 a.m. E.T. 

Summer solstice, the longest day of the year?

On the day of the summer solstice, the Earth will be a bit of 23.5 degrees on its axis, and it is 27 minutes north latitude in the Tropic of Cancer. Because of this, different places on our planet will get more or less sunlight which will travel all around the sun at different times of the year. The summer solstice will be known as the Earth’s Northern Hemisphere, which will have been moved towards the sun, and the sun’s rays will reach the north as possible, giving the maximum amount of sunlight. 

At the same time, it was not named the hottest day of the year because the Earth will release energy that will absorb the various rates, but the Earth will never release it instantly. Then the Earth will get more energy from the sun, and it will release that energy in late July or August every year. Because of that effect, the seasonal temperature lag will be named according to the Weather Works.    

How long will the summer solstice the day will available

The length of the summer solstice will depend upon where you live, and it will change from place to place. In most of the United States of America, it will seem around 14 to 16 hours of daylight, and it is the more extended period away from the equator you will get. This year in Florida, it will seem in the range from 13 hours and 45 minutes in Miami, according to the report of the NOSAA Solar Calculator, and in Tallahassee will appear for 14 hours and 7 minutes. People living in New York City will see the sun for over 15 hours, and the time of daylight will change in the different parts of the United States and worldwide. Many people doubt that the summer solstice will be on the same date every year, and still, they need a proper answer.  

The Gregorian calendar did not match up with any astronomical one. We will add another day every four years because of Leap Day, which catches up. 

Generally, the summer equinox will occur on June 20 or 21. The date will be changed every year, and also it will be depending on the leap year. This autumnal equinox will end on September 23, on Saturday this year. On this summer solstice day, most of them will use to wear sunscreen because of the intense summer sun. As per Vox’s Julia Belluz research report, sunscreen on summer solstice will help people prevent skin cancer. Also, most people will wear sunglass.

What is solstice mean?

Every day there will be a journey between sunrise and sunset, and the sun’s position will be relative to the position of the Earth changes from east to west. The sun will change its position similarly but slightly. It will have less apparent movement throughout the year from north to south. The latter movement will spot every day, and the change and the difference will be seen clearly over time, and the sun’s position will be a fixed point on the Earth. 

But two days in the year, the sun will appear to stand still; it will pause on the northern and also in the southern limits before it changes its direction, and this day is known as solstices; the word has been derived from the Latin word Sol which means sun and sister mean to stand still. Mostly this pause day will appear once in the summer on the day around June 20 to 22, which depends on the time zone, and also, it will once occur in the winter by December 21 to 22 every year. 

What is the reason for the Sun’s north-south movement?

According to the researchers’ report, the summer solstice will be marked as the farthest tilt of the Sun, which will move towards the northern part of the Earth. Especially on the summer solstice day in the northern hemisphere, the location of the Sun will be above the Tropic of Cancer; at that time, the north pole will be tilted 23.4 degrees towards the Sun, and its rays will fall directory to the Tropic of Cancer, with the latitude of 23 degrees in North. 

In simple terms, the summer solstice will happen in June in the northern hemisphere; at that time, the north pole will move toward the Sun, and the south pole will move far away from its position. From here, next month, the Sun will change its position and move towards the south pole position. Then after six months, the Sun will appear and moves directly towards the overhead of the Tropic of Capricorn, which is 23.5 °S latitude. It will be named the winter solstice. 

Most of the Weather Company’s journalistic missions report the weather news on time, and also, they will report about the environment and the importance of science to our lives. NASA launched the Parker Solar Probe in 2018; it was spacecraft designed to come within 4 million miles of the Sun’s surface; it was closer than the previous spacecraft designed. The main aim is to study the Sun’s weather, atmosphere, and magnetism to figure out the mystery of the Sun’s atmosphere, which is its hottest surface. Even though it was several million miles away, it had a temperature of 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit.. 

Leave a Comment