Summer to begin today in Jordan


Published: 2024-06-20 11:05

Last Updated: 2024-07-14 15:31


The summer solstice will begin Thursday in Jordan and other countries in the northern hemisphere, marking the first day of summer 2024 astronomically.

Summer will last for approximately 93 days and 16 hours, ending on September 22, when fall begins.

The summer solstice signifies the start of astronomical summer and is the longest day of the year. It occurs when one of Earth's poles is tilted toward the sun at its maximum angle. This phenomenon happens twice a year due to Earth's tilt.

In the northern hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs in June (while the southern hemisphere experiences the winter solstice), and in the southern hemisphere, it occurs in December (while the northern hemisphere experiences the winter solstice).

This year, summer begins astronomically on June 20 and lasts until the autumnal equinox on September 22. In meteorology, summer consistently starts on June 1 and ends on August 31 each year.