June Solstice in Indonesia ― Date, History, and Details

June Solstice in Indonesia

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History of June Solstice in Indonesia and How to Celebrate/ Observe It

The June Solstice is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere. The word “solstice” comes from the Latin solstitium, meaning “sun standing still.” At the solstice, the sun appears to stand still in the sky because the Earth’s axis is tilted neither away from nor towards the sun. The June Solstice is also known as the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere.

In Indonesia, the June Solstice occurs on the 21st of June. On this day, the sun is directly overhead at noon at the Tropic of Cancer. This is the northernmost point at which the sun can be directly overhead and is also the beginning of astronomical summer in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, the June Solstice marks the beginning of astronomical winter.

The length of the day and night are almost equal on the Equator on the day of the June Solstice. North of the Equator, the days become longer and the nights shorter. South of the Equator, the reverse happens. The June Solstice is a time of celebration for many cultures around the world. In Indonesia, the day is celebrated with traditional dances and music.