New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Around June 21 of every year, the Summer Solstice 2020 mark its start worldwide to signal that the North Pole has achieved its maximum tilt towards the sun, and thus marks the peak of Summers in Northern Hemisphere.

However, this year, in many parts of the world, the Summer Solstice will be observed on June 20th itself – Greenwich Mean Time, 21:43 Hours onwards, which translates into 3:13 am (21st June, Indian Standard Time).

The Summer Solstice will result in longest hours of sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere and shortest hours of sunlight in the Southern Hemisphere, and thus marks the beginning of Summers in the Northern Hemisphere and that of winters in the Southern Hemisphere.

In fact, with no due credit to Game of Thrones, if people ask you what happens after Summer Solstice, tell them that winter came for Southern Hemisphere.


The word Solstice stands for ‘Sun stands still’ in Latin. According to astrophysics website Inverse, in the Ancient Egypt, the summer solstice also used to mark the beginning of the new year as it took place at the same time as the rise of the water levels of the Nile River, giving new life and composure to the dazzling summers of Egyptian region.

The month of June has been filled with terrific celestial events, albeit with an exceptional continuity. A Penumbral Lunar Eclipse took place on June 5. Two significantly sized asteroids have passed through the vicinity of the plant on June 6th and 8th, while the third in line will pass through on 24th June. And marking a seasonal shift, June 20th will mark the Summer Solstice of 2020, with a solar eclipse exhibiting “Ring of Fire” to mark its presence on June 21st.

Posted By: Talib Khan