Summer Solstice

Authors: Go Chengdu

2016-06-21

On the day of the Summer Solstice, the sun moves nearly above the Tropic of Cancer, when the northern hemisphere has the longest sunshine day in a year.
The Summer Solstice (Xia Zhi, 夏至 in Chinese) is the 10th term of the 24 traditional Chinese solar terms (a supplementary system in the Chinese calendar to guide farm work) and falls on sometime between June 21 and June 22, when the sun moves to the celestial longitude of 90 degrees. On the day of the Summer Solstice, the sun moves nearly above the Tropic of Cancer, when the northern hemisphere has the longest sunshine day in a year.
After the Summer Solstice, the subsolar point will move toward south, and the sunshine time dwindles day by day in the northern hemisphere.

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