Summer Solstice - Longest Day of the Year - 21 June 2019
When and what is the Summer Solstice?
The 21st of June in 2019, Friday, is the largest or the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere part of the Earth. The northern part or the north part of the Earth’s equator, the Earth’s tilt on its axis is at maximum towards the Sun at this time of the year, from the plane of its orbit around the Sun. This means that the Sun’s rays fall directly, maximum and for longer duration in the day upon the northern hemisphere part of the Earth, which is called the Summer Solstice. Conversely, the Summer Solstice happens around the 22nd of December each year in the southern hemisphere of the Earth.
What is meant by Summer Solstice in the northern hemisphere of Earth?
Due to the maximum tilt of the Earth towards the Sun of the northern part of Earth, at 23.5 degrees, in the mid-end month of June each year, the day of the year gets maximum sunlight resulting in the longer daylight hours. The nights in the northern hemisphere are the shortest at this time. The number of hours of day or sunlight depends on which part of the northern hemisphere the sun’s rays are falling upon.
Which parts of northern Earth gets most daylight during the Summer Solstice?
Every year the Summer Solstice happens between the dates 20th, 21st and the 22nd of June. In 2019, Summer Solstice is falling on the 21st of June. Around this time in these days, the natives in the northern hemisphere may expect the longest sunlight day and the shortest night. On the North Pole and the other northernmost parts of the world like northernmost parts of Alaska, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Siberia, Greenland, Iceland etc, up to 24 hours of sunlight day time is witnessed at this time of the year.
What is the maximum tilt of Earth on its axis during Summer Solstice?
On the 21st of June 2019, due to the maximum tilt, the rays of the Sun fall directly upon the Tropic of Cancer. The maximum tilt of the Earth, northwards towards the Sun is at 23.5 degrees.
A brief about the Sun in Astrology
The Sun is called the King of all the celestial bodies in the solar system and the Astrological aspects of Rahu-Ketu. The Sun is the source and reason for life and energy on Earth. The Earth and the Sun are at the perfect distance, at about 149 million km, from each other for life to exist on Earth.
In Astrology, the Sun rules the 5th House of the horoscope birth chart. The Sun rules the Leo sign. The Sun is associated with the father-child relationship. The Father’s Day happened on the 16th of June, Sunday. Sundays are dedicated to the Sun. Sunday is called RaviVaar in Hindi, Sonntag in German, Solis in Latin, Domingo in Spanish, Nichiyobi in Japanese, Xingqiri in Chinese, al’ahad in Arabic etc. Ruby is the gemstone for the Sun. The metal is gold. The Sun governs human body parts like head, hair, eyes, bones, heart etc. The 12-faced Rudraksha is for the Sun. The Sun spends a month in each of the 12 zodiac signs through the year.
The Sun is friends with Jupiter, Earth’s moon and Mars; the Sun is opponents with Venus and Saturn; Sun is neutral with Mercury. In a human lifespan, the MahaDasha of the Sun is 6 years. The Sun plays a favorable role in professions like Government job, politics, administration, Management, Physician etc.
A Mantra for the Sun Lord, Surya Dev is -
Om Suryaya Namah ॐ सूयार्य नमः
Date Published : 18 Jun 2019