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The Longest Day

The longest day of the year is called the Summer Solstice . In the Northern Hemisphere it occurs around June 21s. The opposite day, the shortest of the year, is the Winter Solstice , which occurs around December 21st each year. In the Southern Hemisphere the respective dates are reversed. There are also two days in the year when the day and night are of equal duration. These are known as the Equinox days. In the Northern Hemisphere the Vernal Equinox (Spring Equinox) occurs around March 21st whilst the Autumnal Equinox (Fall Equinox) occurs around September 21st each year. Again in the Southern Hemisphere the respective dates are reversed. {{ snippet.inline_advert(728, 90) | safe}} You can read here about a very special place in the UK, associated with the Summer Solstice and the sun. Precise dates and times of solstices and equinoxes from 2016 till 2020 are given below: Date & Time of Solstices & Equinoxes in 2016 Vernal Equinox (Spring) March 20 2016 04:30 GMT Summer Solstice (Summer) June 20 2016 22:34 GMT Autumnal Equinox (Fall) September 22 2016 14:21 GMT Winter Solstice (Winter) December 21 2016 10:44 GMT Date & Time of Solstices & Equinoxes in 2017 Vernal Equinox (Spring) March 20 2017 10:29 GMT Summer Solstice (Summer) June 21 2017 04:24 GMT Autumnal Equinox (Fall) September 22 2017 20:02 GMT Winter Solstice (Winter) December 21 2017 16:28 GMT Date & Time of Solstices & Equinoxes in 2018 Vernal Equinox (Spring) March 20 2018 16:15 GMT Summer Solstice (Summer) June 21 2018 10:07 GMT Autumnal Equinox (Fall) September 23 2018 01:54 GMT Winter Solstice (Winter) December 21 2018 22:22 GMT Date & Time of Solstices & Equinoxes in 2019 Vernal Equinox (Spring) March 20 2019 21:58 GMT Summer Solstice (Summer) June 21 2019 15:54 GMT Autumnal Equinox (Fall) September 23 2019 07:50 GMT Winter Solstice (Winter) December 22 2019 04:19 GMT Date & Time of Solstices & Equinoxes in 2020 Vernal Equinox (Spring) March 20 2020 03:49 GMT Summer Solstice (Summer) June 20 2020 21:43 GMT Autumnal Equinox (Fall) September 22 2020 13:30 GMT Winter Solstice (Winter) December 21 2020 10:02 GMT

 

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