June 20, 2020

6/20 Summer Solstice 2020 Begins in the Northern Hemisphere

The summer season of 2020 will arrive today, that is on June 20, at around 5:43 p.m. EDT in the Northern Hemisphere. Interestingly, this important date also marks the beginning of the winter season in the Southern Hemisphere. The summer solstice occurs sometime between June 20 and June 22 in the Northern Hemisphere and between December 20 and December 23 in the Southern Hemisphere. This variation primarily occurs because of two reasons—varying time zones and the Gregorian calendar system, which has 365 days in a normal year and 366 in a leap year. This year, there would be no celebrations at the Stonehenge monument in England, owing to the ongoing pandemic. On the day of the summer solstice, the sun rises behind the Stonehenge Heel Stone, and sun rays get channeled into the center of the monument.



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