Summer solstice

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The date with the longest day and hence with the shortest night. This date usually falls near the 21st of June (in the Northern hemisphere) or of December (in the Southern Hemisphere).

At the time of this solstice, the earth is in that point of it's orbit at which the hemisphere in question is most tilted towards the sun, causing the sun to appear at its farthest north from the celestial equator when viewed from earth.

This is when the Neopagan Sabbat of Lammas is celebrated.

see also solstice, season, sun, sun mythology

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