|When is Summer Solstice in 2016?|
The Summer Solstice, also known as the June Solstice, in 2016 is on Monday, June 20th. The Summer Solstice also marks the longest day of the year in terms of the most sunlight in one day.
|What is Summer Solstice ?|
The longest day of the year in 2016 falls on the Summer Solstice, also known as the June Solstice. This Summer Solstice occurs when the tilt of the earth;s semi-axis is most inclined towards the sun. This occurs once every year in the month of June, which is why the Summer Solstice has become to be known by the name June Solstice in the northern hemisphere. The Summer Solstice marks the day with the most sunlight in one day, referred to as the longest day of the year.
Opposite of the Summer Solstice is the Winter Solstice, which happens to be the shortest day of the year.