The summer solstice festival dates back thousands of years and is one of the most important dates in the pagan calendar. All this to mark the spot on the horizon where the sun returns each year to rest for a while before moving south again.
Marzouk added that the summer solstice comes after the spring equinox that occurred last March as the Sun's outward movement continues gradually towards the north after reaching the equator on the day of the spring equinox, gradually increasing the length of the day on the northern hemisphere until it peaks on the day of the summer solstice.
It's easy to forget that the first day of summer 2018 is actually a cosmic event. So why is it hotter in summer?
What is the summer solstice?
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Some think the fact that the iconic historic site Stonehenge lines up with the sun on the solstice indicates that it was built to celebrate the sun or the changing of the seasons. The summer solstice in the southern hemisphere will occur on December 21, which is the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere. Thousands of visitors are expected.
Crowds cheered and raised mobile phones for images as the rays flooded through the monument and announced the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
The solstice is the 24-hour period during the year when the most daylight hits the Northern Hemisphere. Consequently, the northern hemisphere cools down. The reverse is true in the Southern Hemisphere, where June 21 marks the start of winter. These astronomical events separate the Earth's annual orbit of the sun into four distinct parts. The sun will rise at 5:31 a.m. and set at 8:36 p.m. today.
Everyone has to take care of their mental health and the goal is to normalize conversations to improve and enhance it, Smith said. Anthony Bourdain committed suicide the same week as Kate Spade , even as the CDC reported a rise in suicides across the country.
If the film collects Rs 280 crore more then it will secure a position on the list of 2018's commercial hit films. Yesterday, the Karnataka High Court had asked the state to provide security to the theatres screening the film.
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Medicins Sans Frontiers said: "This plan would mean to people already exhausted to spend four more days on the sea". MSF called for a swift end to the crisis and a safe port in which to disembark the migrants .
They let it go too easy". "I don't see how ( Restoring Hope ) got in anyone's way", the jockey told CNN Sport's Don Riddell. Justify became the greatest USbased racehorse in our era when completing an undefeated Triple Crown run on Saturday.
It played at the ODI World Cup for the first time in 2015 and has already qualified for next year's championship in England . India will field an under-strength side in the one-off test as they have one eye fixed on the long worldwide schedule ahead.
Theresa May was today urged to defy her DUP backers and to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland. But that decision was overturned in June past year by three of Northern Ireland's most senior judges.
The US technology firm says that its next version of iOS will actually make phones faster despite being packed with new features. The prompt also has been created in a way that makes it clear to users that they are being tracked by websites like Facebook.
Neymar has sparked concern in Brazil after he was seen limping out of training ahead the side's World Cup clash with Costa Rica . But they have not beaten Germany in three attempts at various World Cups.
Microsoft is hard at work developing the future of gaming with artificial intelligence technology, Spencer said . Microsoft commenced its E3 panel this year with the announcement of Forza Horizon 4 .
USA withdraws from UN Human Rights Commission
The United States attempted to reform the council for more than a year, Pompeo and Haley said . The ambassador said that America will now pursue human rights work outside the council.
Meghan Markle Calls Prince Harry the "Best Husband Ever"
Their first stop was the opening of the Mersey Gateway Bridge, including watching a performance by school children. You may have noticed that she was standing behind her sister-in-law , the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton .
Kim Jong-un knows denuclearization must be 'quick' - Pompeo
They may also discuss efforts to recover the remains of soldiers missing and presumed dead from the 1950-53 Korean War. The two clasped hands for a long while Tuesday as they posed for photos in front of a row of US and North Korean flags.
Supreme Court gives OK to states to clean voting rolls
The SCOTUS ruling wasn't limited to the Buckeye State, as a handful of other states follow the voter purge act as well. The ruling was 5-4, with the court's conservative justices in the majority, while the four liberal justices dissented.
Vienna possible venue for Trump-Putin summit
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Israeli army kills Palestinian in West Bank during raid
Others threw stones or flew kites with burning rags attached, aiming to send them over the border and set Israeli fields on fire. Police also detained two other Palestinians, including a youth, from inside the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
Facebook made some private posts public for as many as 14M
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Sharapova dumped out by clinical Muguruza
The Romanian broke at the start of the second set and then held for 6-3 as Kerber dropped her serve again in the ninth game. Muguruza essentially got that round off, too: Her opponent, Lesia Tsurenko , retired with an injury after only two games.
Crocodile kills pastor performing baptism in lake
Despite the best efforts of parishioners and bystanders, the pastor was bitten on his legs, back and arms and could not be saved. However, they used fishing nets to prevent the crocodile from taking the pastor's body into the lake, the police added.