December 21: Shortest Day and Longest night of the year, Know-how will it Affect our Life

Today is December 21st. This day is identified as the shortest day of the year, that is, on this day the sunlight falls on the earth for the shortest time.
December 21: Shortest Day and Longest night of the year, Know-how will it Affect our Life

Shortest Day and Longest night of the year

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Today is December 21st. This day is identified as the shortest day of the year, that is, on this day the sunlight falls on the earth for the shortest time. You must also always hear that December 21 is the shortest day of the year, but today let us tell you what happens on this day that the sunlight comes for a short time. Know every single thing related to the day from December 21… and why December 21 was chosen, could there have been any other day, today let us tell you the story behind it. After this, you will understand why the day is shortest on 21st December and how the earth affects the time of day and night…

The presence of the sun lasts only eight hours

The December solstice has played an important role in cultures around the world from ancient times to the present day. December 21st will be the shortest day and longest night of the year. Due to being closest to the Earth, the presence of the Sun lasts only eight hours, after which it is the longest night of the year of 16 hours after setting. On this day the Sun enters from the Tropic of Cancer towards the Tropic of Capricorn from Uttarayan to Dakshinayan. It is being called the 'Winter Solstice'. This is the time in May of the year when the night is long and the day is short. There is a role of science behind this.

What happens on 21st December

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Shortest Day and Longest night of the year

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December 21 is the shortest day in many countries including India. Day means the time between the rising of the sun and the setting. On this day the sun stays for less than its fixed time and the sun sets soon. Due to this, the day becomes shorter and the night becomes longer. That is, the sun spreads light from its rays on the earth for a short time. That's why December 21 is known as the shortest day of the year.

What is the reason for having the shortest day?

The Earth is tilted on its axis by twenty-three and a half degrees. Because of this, the distance to the Sun becomes greater than the northern hemisphere of the Earth. Due to this, the sun's rays fall on the earth for a short time. On December 21, the Sun enters Uttarayan from Dakshinayana. On this day the sun's rays are perpendicular to the Tropic of Capricorn and touch the Tropic of Cancer obliquely. Because of this, the sun sets early and the night comes early. In the Northern Hemisphere, the length of the day starts on 23 December. During this time it is the night at the North Pole, while the Sun shines for 24 hours at the South Pole. The Sun will shine directly over the equator on March 21, so day and night are equal in both hemispheres.

What is the reason for this to happen?

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First of all, let us tell you that this does not happen in every country. This happens only in the countries of the northern hemisphere of the earth. At the same time, apart from this, the countries of the Southern Hemisphere have the opposite situation and there is the longest day. Let us tell you that the earth is tilted on its axis by twenty-three and a half degrees. Because of this, the distance to the Sun becomes greater than the northern hemisphere of the Earth. By the way, all the planets are slightly tilted in their orbit.

What is the winter solstice?

The 'Winter Solstice' means that every year December 21 is the shortest day of the year. The reason for this is that on this day the light of the moon keeps falling on the earth for a long time. From this day onwards, the cold increases. On this day the sun is present on the earth for a short time and the moon spreads its cool rays on the earth for a longer time. This is called the 'Winter Solstice' or December Dakshinayan. The Earth is tilted 23.5 degrees on its axis, due to which the distance of the Sun from the northern hemisphere of the Earth on this day is greater and the spread of the Sun's rays is reduced to a minimum.

Solstice means 'steady sun'

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Solstice is a Latin word, which means 'steady sun'. On this day the Sun reaches the Capricon circle. The day begins to grow gradually after December 25. Today, the rays of the moon stay on the earth for a long time and the sun sets before time. According to scientists, on this day the earth is tilted twenty-three and a half on its axis, according to the beliefs of Hindu beliefs, December 21 is the last day of Dhanumas and is known as the real Sankranti. It is believed that about 1700 years ago, Makar Sankranti was celebrated on this day.

What is the summer solstice?

The 'Summer Solstice' is also celebrated between June 20 and 23, just opposite the 'Winter Solstice'. Then the day is longest and night is shortest, while on 21st March and 23rd September the time of day and night is equal. On this day the rays of the Sun reach the Tropic of Capricorn and touch the Tropic of Cancer obliquely. Because of this, the sun sets early and the night comes early. In the Northern Hemisphere, the length of the day starts on 23 December. During this, it is the night at the North Pole while the Sun shines for 24 hours at the South Pole. The sun will shine directly on the equator on March 21, so day and night are equal in both the hemispheres.

How much difference does it make in terms of time?

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If you feel that the day will be too long and you will get to experience something different, then it is not so. There is a difference of only 1 or 2 seconds in the sun setting etc. That is, today the day will be shorter by only 1 second, and tomorrow again the sun will be for a second longer. For example, if we talk about last year, on December 21 in 2020, the sun rose in Delhi at 7.10 am and set at 5.29 pm i.e. the sun remained for 10 hours 19 minutes and 3 seconds. At the same time, the next day on 22 December, the day was of 10 hours 19 minutes and 4 seconds.

December 21 is considered a symbol of positive energy

This allows the sun's rays This diffusion takes place on Earth for a short time. On December 21, the Sun enters Uttarayan from Dakshinayana. On this day the sun's rays are perpendicular to the Tropic of Capricorn and touch the Tropic of Cancer obliquely. Because of this, the sun sets early and the night becomes early. That is, when the earth rotates on its axis, the rays of the sun falling at any one place affect the day, due to which the day becomes shorter and longer. Let us tell you that on December 21, many countries are celebrated in different ways. Is. In China, people consider December 21 as a symbol of positive energy.

What happens on June 21 and what is its story

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The story of 21st June is completely different from 21st December, which is 6 months from now. The day of 21st June is the longest day i.e. the sun's light falls on the earth for a long time. At the same time, with the Southern Hemisphere, that day will be reversed and after 6 months the situation of India will be there and there will be the shortest day on 21st June. This is due to the rotation of the Earth on its axis.

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