Longest Day of the Year: Know Why Sun Works Overtime on June 21?

Longest Day of the Year: Summer Solstice 2022 is celebrated every year on June 21. The nights start getting longer from this day.
Longest Day of the Year: Know Why Sun Works Overtime on June 21?
Longest Day of the Year: Know Why Sun Works Overtime on June 21?

Longest Day of the Year: It is generally believed that day and night are of 12-12 hours, but it is not so. At some times of the year, the difference between day and night can be more than 1 hour.

Day and night are of equal time only for some days. After December 21, the nights start getting shorter and the days start getting longer.

Summer Solstice 2022 is celebrated every year on 21st June (Longest Day of the Year). The nights start getting longer from this day.

This day is the longest day of the year. On this day the North Pole will be tilted closest to the Sun.

In fact, on the day of the summer solstice, the sun reaches its highest point in the sky, due to which the daylight remains longer than usual.

Your shadow leaves you when Sun is right over the Tropic of Cancer

Ujjain is the city of Mahakal as well as being religious, it is also called the city of science. It is believed that Ujjain has been the centre of time counting since time immemorial.

The Earth, the Sun, the Moon and the time cycle can be easily understood in the Jiwaji Observatory located here. June 21 is considered to be the biggest day of the year, people across the country also have a different enthusiasm for it.

On this day at 12:28 pm, the shadow is not visible at all places around the Tropic of Cancer. This is not the first time, this happens every year.

Days will be shorter and nights will be longer from today

Days will be shorter and nights will be longer from today
Days will be shorter and nights will be longer from today

Sun enters from Uttarayan towards Dakshinayan (Summer Solstice 2022) on 21st June, due to which the day becomes shorter and night becomes longer.

The day of June 21 is of 13 hours 34 minutes, while the night is of 10 hours and 26 minutes.

Also, the extreme revolution of the Sun is 23 degrees 26 minutes and 15 seconds on this day. After 21st June, day and night are shorter and on 23rd September 2022, day and night will become equal again due to astronomical events.

The rays of the sun stay on the earth for about 15 to 16 hours, so this day is called the longest day of the year. It is also called Solstice.

Why is June 21 the longest day of the year?

According to astronomers, when the Sun moves from the Northern Hemisphere to the Tropic of Cancer passing through the middle of India, the rays of the Sun fall on the Earth for a longer period.

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On this day the sunlight falls on the earth for about 15-16 hours. Because of this, June 21 is the longest day of the year.

Also, there is an exception to this, in 1975, June 22 was the biggest day of the year. Now this will happen in 2203.

At the same time, your shadow leaves you when the Sun is exactly above the Tropic of Cancer. Do not panic during this. This is a normal process on Earth.

This view is also visible in Raisen district of MP

Apart from Ujjain, this view is also visible in Raisen on this day. The Tropic of Cancer originates from the north, 25 km from Bhopal.

The place from where the Tropic of Cancer passes is located on State Highway-18 between DiewanGanj and Salamatpur in Raisen district.

To mark the Tropic of Cancer, a platform-like monument with Rajasthani stones has been built at that site. This place is the most attractive selfie point in the Raisen district.

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