7 Summer Solstice facts

7 Summer Solstice Facts

The Summer Solstice signifies the longest day of the year where you can enjoy 16 hours and 38 minutes of daylight. That’s right… theres no excuse not to hit up that morning run or enjoy the evening BBQ you’ve been talking about because the sun will rise at 4:43am and set at 9:31pm.

As always, we’ve got your back, and we wanted to share some info with you that will make you stand out from the crowd at the BBQ or in the office.

SUMMER SOLSTICE FACTS

1. There are two solstices a year. One in the winter and 1 in the summer

SUMMER SOLSTICE FACTS

2. The summer solstice occurs when the tilt of Earth’s axis is most inclined towards the sun and is directly above the Tropic of Cancer

SUMMER SOLSTICE FACTS

3. You could say that The Summer Solstice signifies the start of the shortening of days (Don’t worry, the shortest day, Winter Solstice, isn’t until Thursday, December 21)

SUMMER SOLSTICE FACTS

4. The term ‘solstice’ comes from ‘solstitium’, Latin for ‘sun standing still’.

SUMMER SOLSTICE FACTS

5. This day is believed to be a day of “special power” by pagans, who believe the veil between this world and the next is at its most thinnest throughout the day!

SUMMER SOLSTICE FACTS

6. The tradition of lighting fires to keep the dark days from approaching has slowly died out (No pun intended).

SUMMER SOLSTICE FACTS

7. Whilst it’s the longest day of the year with the most light, it’s not usually the hottest day of the year!

Want to know more? Check out Wikipedia for a comprehensive insight into the longest day of the year. Make sure you stay hydrated with Squash Stix too!

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