Summer solstice 2022: A guide to the longest day of the year

Summer solstice 2022: A guide to the longest day of the year

Early dawn, late dusk. If you’ve been enjoying these enchantingly long, bright days, Tuesday is a day to savor

 June 21 is the summer solstice, the longest day and shortest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

The 2022 summer solstice arrives at 5:14 a.m. Eastern time. At this precise moment the sun appears directly over the Tropic of Cancer

as far north as it appears in the sky all year

Around the solstice, the sun’s northward movement in the sky appears to pause briefly before reversing direction for the next six months.

The sun traces its longest and highest path through the sky, and you can observe sunrise and sunset at its northernmost points along the horizon

Solstices, equinoxes and seasons occur because the Earth doesn’t orbit the sun completely upright

 Instead, Earth’s axis is tilted by about 23.5 degrees, which causes each hemisphere to receive different amounts of sunlight throughout the year.

“The Earth’s axis always points the same direction, so as the planet makes its way around the sun

each hemisphere sees varying amounts of sunlight,

Capital Weather Gang’s Jeremy Deaton explained in a 2019 article.

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