The Summer Solstice
The summer solstice heralds the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. The timing of the summer solstice depends on when the Sun reaches its northernmost point of the equator.
This 2015, the summer begins with the solstice on June 21 at 12:38 P.M. EDT. and on this year, Father's Day is also celebrated!
Where the word solstice came from? It is from the Latin solstitium, from sol (sun) and stitium (to stop), reflecting the fact that the Sun appears to stop at this time (and again at the winter solstice).
In temperate regions, we notice that the Sun is higher in the sky throughout the day, and its rays strike Earth at a more direct angle, causing the efficient warming we call summer.
This summer solstice is the day where we have the most hours of sunlight during the whole year.
At the winter solstice, just the opposite occurs: The Sun is at its southernmost point and is low in the sky. Its rays hit the Northern Hemisphere at an oblique angle, creating the feeble winter sunlight.
In Abu Dhabi June Solstice falls exactly on June 21st 2015, 20:39 GST with a total day length of 13 hours, 39 minutes and 11 seconds. On this day it is 3 hours, 2 minutes longer than on December Solstic.
The sun rises at 05:34 and sets on 19:14