Tag: solstice

Midsummer Solstice

It’s Tuesday 21st June 2022, which means today is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. The summer solstice marks the date of the longest period of daylight and the shortest night of the year, when the Earth’s north pole has its maximum tilt towards the sun. Traditionally known as Midsummer, it means […]

Summer Solstice

Today, Monday 21st June 2021 is the Summer Solstice. The summer solstice, otherwise known as the longest day of the year marks traditionally was the period between the planting and harvesting of crops, leaving people who worked the land time to relax. This is why June became the traditional month for weddings. Nowadays, certainly in the UK […]

Winter Solstice

It’s the Winter Solstice. To be more precise, it’s at 1.30pm today, Monday, 21st December 2020. Yes, incredibly already, the shortest day is here, changing getting lighter earlier by around 3 minutes each morning from now on. Darkness is on its way out and with it we look forward to seeing the back of 2020. […]

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice, the last of this decade! At last we can say it’s getting lighter again with longer days. By around 3 minutes every day. The actual moment of the solstice will occur around 04.19am in the UK, today Sunday 22nd December 2019 but many people recognise the whole solstice day, which is often the subject of […]

Summer Solstice is here

It’s the 21st June, which this year marks another Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. It may not feel like midsummer given the rainy weather recently and hopefully we’ve still to get a decent summer. However, crossing the midpoint of the year does mean one thing…. those nights will now start to get […]

Today is the Shortest Day

Today, Friday 21st December 2018, is the shortest day of the year. It’s Winter Solstice, meaning from tonight, the nights start getting lighter, earlier again! (and of course mornings get lighter earlier too) A full Moon and a meteor shower will accompany this year’s winter solstice. The Moon, known as the Cold Moon, will be […]