Google Celebrates 2018 Summer Solstice in New Doodle

Google Celebrates 2018 Summer Solstice in New Doodle

Google Celebrates 2018 Summer Solstice in New Doodle

In the Southern Hemisphere, they experience oppose seasons, so it is the winter solstice.

The longest day of the year for people in the Northern Hemisphere - the summer solstice - is Thursday, June 21.

Today, June 21, is summer solstice and in the United Kingdom, the exact time of the solstice is 11.07am.

The date marks the first official day of summer and is the time when the northern hemisphere is tilted closest to the sun.

The stones are positioned to align with the sunrise on the two annual solstices, summer and winter.

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How Does Summer Solstice Work?

There were cheers as the sun rose behind the Heel Stone, the entrance to the neolithic site, at 4.52 am. It brings the longest day and shortest night of the year for the 88 percent of Earth's people who live in the Northern Hemisphere.

It's the longest day of the year.

Following the winter solstice, the Northern Hemisphere begins to get more sunlight; the daytime and nighttime hours are almost equal at the spring equinox, which takes place in March.

Some think the fact that the iconic historic site Stonehenge lines up with the sun on the solstice indicates that it was built to celebrate the sun or the changing of the seasons. But basically, the solstice is based on the earth's rotation around the sun and the angle of the earth's tilt in relation to the sun. Even that's an approximation - Earth's atmosphere bends light over the horizon by different amounts depending on weather, which can introduce changes of more than a minute to sunrise and sunset times.

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