Summer Solstice 2012: The longest day of the year today

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(added few years ago!)

Thursday, June 21, is the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, which means it’s the longest day of the year in 2012 but it is also hottest day for the Pakistanis in several parts of the county.

In Pakistan the day will be 13 hours and 43 minutes ling as the sunrise will take place at 5:42 am and sunset will occur at 7:25 pm on the June 21.

The summer solstice occurs when the sun is the farthest north in the sky, directly above the Tropic of Cancer.

While some consider the summer solstice as the beginning of summer, many actually regard it as midsummer, though the definition varies between different regions and cultures.

In this day the sun remains on the summer solstice line perpendicularly/vertically for a certain time.

Through the day is observed in many countries of the world as ‘Summer Solstice Day’.

Blog post Written by Fareeha Khalid and You can visit the original article at http://www.thenewstribe.com

Tags : Summer, Solstice, 2012, longest day, year, hottest day, sunset

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