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?
Classes begin at 7:30 a.m. EST and continue until just after sunset.
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.
US President Donald Trump waves next to Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan after arriving in Singapore on June 10. Trump will also meet staff from the United States embassy in Singapore on Monday afternoon, the White House said on Sunday.
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.
If you'll recall, last month ZTE was handed an export ban as the result of not following the terms of a court case years ago. The Chinese Commerce Ministry said Thursday that some progress was made in talks that ended last weekend.
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.
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.
Rajnikanth said he has faith that Karnataka Chief Minister Kumaraswamy will provide security to theatres screening the film. Rajinikanth's Kaala is releasing on June 7 and the movie has shown no signs of hitting the screens in Karnataka.
Trade Representative on Friday released a list of almost 900 Chinese imports that will face a 25 percent tariff starting July 6 . The tariffs will also be applied to autos and aquatic products, the ministry said.
Avenatti went to social media to decry the attempt to take away his spotlight, tweeting: "We just learned that Mr. Avenatti's actions are mainly driven by his seemingly unquenchable thirst for publicity, ' it added.
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 .
Cuba said it sent investigators to the home who found no potential source of a sound and were not granted access to the official. The symptoms are similar to those exhibited by USA personnel in Cuba after they heard unusual noises in an apparent sonic attack.
This marks Trump's second summit of the G7, an informal gathering that meets every year under a rotating chairmanship. President Donald Trump arrives for the G7 Summit , Friday, June 8, 2018, in Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, Canada.
New Gmail is now available in an "Early Adopter Program" ( EAP ) with an option to try it out before the GA. Meanwhile, those who have already transitioned to the new Gmail will no longer be able to opt out.
Deputies shot in Kansas City, Kansas
The deputy who was killed was identified as Patrick Rohrer, 35, who had been with the department for seven years, officials said. She said she would gladly give up a third trial for her daughter's murder if Fielder could be convicted for the 2017 murder.
Pakistan to celebrate Eidul Fitr on Saturday
The observance begins the morning after the crescent moon is visibly sighted, marking the beginning of the new month. The moon sighting committee under the Islamic Foundation decides when Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in Bangladesh.
Spain's Valencia to welcome migrants in days
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 .
Baffert off to 2-for-2 start at Belmont Park
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.
Kremlin floats Vienna as possible host of Trump-Putin meeting
May pleaded with fellow leaders to step back from the brink of a damaging trade war at a session of the summit on Friday night. German Chancellor Angela Merkel sat between Macron and Trump on a sofa, while Trudeau sat to the left of the US president.
Facebook made some private posts public for as many as 14M
A Facebook booth is seen at the China International Big Data Industry Expo in Guiyang, Guizhou province, China, on May 27, 2018. Facebook says the issue has now been fixed and that the user's privacy settings have been returned to their original state.
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.