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The course of the sun: from sunrise to sunset

Interesting facts about the summer solstice

Do you know the difference between the astronomical and meteorological beginning of summer? The astronomical beginning of summer is the time of the summer solstice, i.e. around June 21st. For statistical reasons, however, the seasons for the scientists begin at the beginning of each month and last exactly three months. For the meteorologist, summer begins on June 1st and ends on August 31st.

Did you know that the longest day in Copenhagen is more than an hour longer than in Zurich? The closer you get to the Arctic Circle, the longer the days around the solstice.

Did you know that the earliest sunrise happens a few days before the solstice? Even the latest sunset of the year does not take place on the longest day of the year. Responsible for this are the inclination of the earth's axis and the elliptical shape of the earth's orbit around the sun. As a result, the position of the sun shifts from day to day and the sun moves sometimes slower, sometimes faster across the sky. The course of the sun slows down in June, which is why the sun rises a little earlier before the solstice and sets a little later after the solstice.

Did you know that we are around 5 million kilometers further from the sun in summer than in winter? In the northern hemisphere, we look forward to the beginning of the warmest and brightest season with the solstice in June. But the distance between the earth and the sun is much greater at this time than at the winter solstice. The reason for this is the oval shape of the earth's orbit around the sun. In addition, the sun is not exactly in the center of the orbit. This is why the distance between the earth and the sun changes over the course of the year. However, this has no influence on the seasons: the closer we are to the sun, the more heat energy reaches us. Nevertheless, the summer in the southern hemisphere (when the distance between the earth and the sun is smallest) is not significantly warmer than the summer north of the equator. Another important reason for this is that the large areas of water in the southern hemisphere do not warm up as quickly as the land masses in the northern hemisphere.