Pakistan marks longest day of the year today

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Pakistan marks the longest day

ISLAMABAD, JUN 21: Pakistan marks the longest day of the year today as the north pole is tilted the closest to the sun. But after today, the days will start getting shorter.

The day is known as the summer solstice, which marks the changing of seasons. It occurs two times a year, indicating the longest and shortest days.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice typically falls on June 20 or 21, while in the Southern Hemisphere it occurs in December.

The summer solstice marks the longest day and the shortest night of the year for people living in the Northern Hemisphere, which includes countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, China, Australia, and India, among others.

The festival solstice is a significant event celebrated by cultures around the world. In India, the day is being celebrated as Yoga Day.

The iconic Stonehenge monument, situated in England, was built to align with the summer solstice. Every year, thousands flock to Stonehenge to mark the beginning of summer.

Is summer solstice hottest day of the year?
Despite the long hours of sunlight, the summer solstice does not mark the hottest day of the year.

This is due to a concept called “seasonal lag”, which means that the earth and its atmosphere take time to heat up, which is why the hottest days of summer will likely last several weeks.