Summer solstice 2022

1st day of summer, longest day of the year

The official start of the season begins from JUNE 21 in the Northern Hemisphere 

During the June solstice, the sun travels along its northernmost path in the sky for the northern half of the globe.

It results in the longest day and shortest night of the calendar year. 

The June solstice occurs on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 5:14 a.m. 

In the Southern Hemisphere, the June solstice marks the beginning of winter.

The June solstice doesn’t always occur on the same day

Its timing is based on when the sun reaches its northernmost point from the celestial equator. 

Thousands of people in U.S.A. gather at Stonehenge for the occasion.

People also take part in the celebration with events focused on the theme of the summer solstice