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What is the significance of Summer Solstice?

Asked by B. Wright, Last updated: Dec 27, 2019

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P. Micah

P. Micah

Answered Nov 19, 2019

The summer solstice, which falls on the 21st of June in most cases, is widely known as the first day of summer; its meaning also interprets “sun standing still.” The summer solstice has spiritual implications, according to some writers, while to some others, it’s just the celebration of the sun. It’s believed by some that the summer solstice signifies a period of reflection and a pure celebration of nature, i.e., the ushering of a new season of summer.

To some others, it signifies the beginning of an inner spiritual journey and at the same time, a symbol of patience when everything comes to a standstill. Scientifically speaking, the significance of the summer solstice is a marker that indicates the beginning of a new season/era. During this period, the sunlight is at its highest due to the interaction between either the northern or southern hemisphere with the sun.

 

C. Reyes

C. Reyes

Answered Aug 21, 2019

There was a time when the summer solstice signified the time when the season of abundance is going to start. A lot of people loved the summer season because they know that this is the time when they do not have to worry about going out and bringing their umbrellas. It is during summer that they can have fun under the sun and go on a vacation.

This is the time in the past when ancestors made a lot of effort to stock up on the resources that they would need throughout the year. As time passed, it became more accessible for people to have the items that they need to become available through supermarkets and grocery stores, but it will still be hard to deny the beauty of summer and the promise that it brings to a lot of people.

 

T. Wikati

T. Wikati, Technical Writer, New York

Answered Aug 06, 2019

Summer solstice is a significant time of the year. It marks the period when the earth (either the northern or southern hemisphere) tilt closer to the sun. This happens twice a year, at least once at each hemisphere.

The most notable significance of the summer solstice is that, the hemisphere that is tilted closer to the Sun experiences a longer day and the hemisphere farthest experiences a shorter day. This day marks the start of astronomical summer and the tipping point at which days start to become shorter and the nights become longer.

 

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