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What is summer solstice?

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2011-09-07 12:13:47

The summer solstice is the longest day of the year.

That is true for the northern hemisphere on Jun 21. In the

southern hemisphere, their longest day of the year is on Dec

21.

This is because the Earth is rotating around the sun at an

angle. That is the axis of rotation is not perpendicular to the

sun. In Jun, the north axis of the earth rotation is pointing

toward the sun and vice versa in Dec.


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