Everything you need to know about Winter Solstice

Everything you need to know about Winter Solstice

Everything you need to know about Winter Solstice

I think a quick, heart-pumping vinyasa flow would be totally appropriate for a summer solstice practice.

Tonight marks the summer solstice, which means Seattleites and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere are saying farewell to spring and ringing in the first day of the summer as well as the longest day of the year.

We salute the Solstice with a dawn shot taken by InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles one morning at boot camp on the Stanford campus.

On the winter solstice, the northern hemisphere is tilted furthest away from the sun.

Answer: Earth's atmosphere, land, and oceans absorb part of the incoming energy from the Sun and store it, releasing it back as heat at various rates. However, the date also changes because of other influences, such as the gravitational pull from the Moon and planets, as well as the slight wobble in Earth's rotation. But you better believe if one of our meteorologists says Monday is the "longest day of the year" on air, we immediately get called out via email or social media. We've made it past the shortest day and eventually the lengthening daylight will bring us brighter mornings. "Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: "[This is] when the sun is the farthest from the equator.

This year, the solstice comes in the midst of a scorching heatwave in the United Kingdom, with temperatures reaching as high as 30 Celsius.

The summer solstice occurs during the hemisphere's summer.

But as the Earth rotates it also moves along its orbit around the Sun.

Pagans used the summer solstice as a market for planting and harvesting crops, celebrating the God and Goddess coming together.

A singer leads hundreds of fellow revelers in song while waiting for the sun to set during the summer solstice festival at Stonehenge in southern England.

Actually, our days have been that long since June 17. They are the moments when the Sun reaches its most northern or southern points. Earth's distance from the sun has very little effect on the seasons. It can fall on any day between June 20 and 22.

Hopefully, these facts will help you understand the logic behind summer solstice. Some prefer the more teutonic term "sunturn" to describe the event.

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