Summer Solstice in Moscow, Russia! (Longest Day of the Year)

June 21st, 2009:

The word Solstice is derived from a section of Latin words meaning “sun to stand still!”

As the days get longer, the sun rises up farther and farther, until it seems to come to a stop in the sky.

As a huge celestial event, the Summer Solstice results in the longest day and the shortest night of the year. The people North of the Equator celebrates in June, but the people South of the Equator have their longest summer day in December.

This day is the longest in the Northern Hemisphere. It will last for 17 hours and 34 minutes on the Moscow, Russia latitude.

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