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Summer Solstice 2021, longest day of year, coincides with International Yoga Day

Summer Solstice 2021: On the occasion, Union petroleum and steel minister Dharmendra Pradhan said he hopes the rising sun would lead to disease-free earth. Last year, the day witnessed an annular solar eclipse, which was visible in many parts of the world including India.
Summer Solstice is also referred to as Midsummer, First Day of Summer, June solstice (in the Northern Hemisphere) and the longest day of the year.(Representative Photo)
Summer Solstice is also referred to as Midsummer, First Day of Summer, June solstice (in the Northern Hemisphere) and the longest day of the year.(Representative Photo)
Published on Jun 21, 2021 06:04 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

PHOTOS: Throwback to Summer Solstice and the Midnight Sun on June 21, in pictures

Three-year old Anna May Byrne plays in a field of wild flowers on Dublin's northside, Ireland, as the sun shines on this years summer solstice, Saturday June 20, 2020. (AP/Brian Lawless) 12
Three-year old Anna May Byrne plays in a field of wild flowers on Dublin's northside, Ireland, as the sun shines on this years summer solstice, Saturday June 20, 2020. (AP/Brian Lawless)
Published on Jun 23, 2020 03:18 PM IST
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‘Ring of fire’ solar eclipse to dim Africa, Asia

Were the Moon just a wee bit closer -- 379,100 rather than 381,500 kilometres away -- Earthlings would be treated to a total blackout, visible at a given spot on our planet about every 400 years.
Remarkably, the eclipse Sunday arrives on the northern hemisphere’s longest day of the year -- the summer solstice -- when Earth’s north pole is tilted most directly towards the Sun.(REUTERS)
Remarkably, the eclipse Sunday arrives on the northern hemisphere’s longest day of the year -- the summer solstice -- when Earth’s north pole is tilted most directly towards the Sun.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 21, 2020 01:03 PM IST
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Solar Eclipse 2020: How has the coronavirus pandemic affected gatherings organised on solar eclipse?

The Earth is hosting a rare kind of solar eclipse this June 21 which is also coinciding with the summer solstice, or the first day of summer. June 21 will also be the longest day of the year, when people around the world will witness a celestial event known as the ‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse or an annular solar eclipse. In India, the path of the ‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse began near Gharsana in Rajasthan around 10:12 AM today. Depending on where a person in located from the central path of the eclipse, it will be visible between 9:56 AM to 2:29 PM, according to a press release from Planetary Society, India. The ‘Ring of Fire’ will be visible to people living in Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttarakhand. A large number of people in India and the world are waiting for the annular solar eclipse that will occur today. This is the first solar eclipse of 2020 and coincides with the summer solstice, the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere.

The annular solar eclipse as seen in Ludhiana, Punjab today.(Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)
The annular solar eclipse as seen in Ludhiana, Punjab today.(Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 21, 2020 06:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com

Summer Solstice 2020: Why June 21 is going to be the longest day of the year

The Northern Hemisphere, including India, is all set to witness the longest day of the year on Sunday, June 21.
Earth will be hosting a rare type of solar eclipse this June 21 which is coinciding with the summer solstice, or the first day of summer. June 21 also marks the longest day of the year. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Earth will be hosting a rare type of solar eclipse this June 21 which is coinciding with the summer solstice, or the first day of summer. June 21 also marks the longest day of the year. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 21, 2020 06:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Saumya Sharma

Summer Season Google Doodle 2020: Google marks beginning of summer in northern hemisphere with a doodle

Google Doodle today marks the beginning of Summer in the Northern hemisphere. The doodle illustration shows a flamingo in a hot air balloon on a sunny day.
The year is divided into four seasons based on the two equinoxes and the two solstices.(www.google.com)
The year is divided into four seasons based on the two equinoxes and the two solstices.(www.google.com)
Updated on Jun 21, 2020 06:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com

Solar Eclipse: Summer Solstice and ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse coincide

This is the first time since 1982 that the annular solar eclipse and the summer solstice fall on the same day. The next time these two events coincide will be on June 21, 2039.
At the peak of the annular eclipse, the Moon will be able to block 99% of the Sun from view, this however, lasts for only a few seconds. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
At the peak of the annular eclipse, the Moon will be able to block 99% of the Sun from view, this however, lasts for only a few seconds. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 21, 2020 06:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com

Rediscovering the ancient practice of Yoga for the future generations

The earliest evidence of Yoga is recorded on the Harappan seals of the Indus Valley or the Sindhu-Saraswati Civilisation by renowned archaeologist John Marshall in the early 20th century.
One of the biggest contributions of India to the world is the knowledge of Yoga, now accepted internationally by the United Nations (UN) and the world. International Yoga Day is celebrated every year on the day of Summer Solstice (June 21) since 2014.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
One of the biggest contributions of India to the world is the knowledge of Yoga, now accepted internationally by the United Nations (UN) and the world. International Yoga Day is celebrated every year on the day of Summer Solstice (June 21) since 2014.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 08, 2019 08:40 AM IST
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By Shikha Jain

Humour: Finding ‘farrago’ in Paris

And how to manage absurdly small trips to overwhelming cities without turning into an Insta-obsessed, currency-converting, overachieving holiday zombie.
In France, the summer solstice is celebrated as the Fête de la musique – a day-long celebration of music(Photo Illustration: Sunil Kumar Mallick)
In France, the summer solstice is celebrated as the Fête de la musique – a day-long celebration of music(Photo Illustration: Sunil Kumar Mallick)
Updated on Jul 07, 2019 11:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir

Eccentric prints are enabling millennials to portray their true personality: Shivan & Narresh

Designer duo Shivan Bhatiya and Narresh Kukreja of label Shivan & Narresh talk about their latest collection and collaboration, eccentric prints and what really works for millennials’ fashion and more.
Updated on Jun 25, 2019 10:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma

Tweeple celebrate summer solstice by sharing stunning pictures of sunrise

Summer solstice happens when the Earth’s poles have a maximum tilt toward the Sun and the Sun reaches its highest position in the sky.
Many people captured beautiful images of the sunrise to celebrate summer solstice.(Twitter/@BC_Tweeting)
Many people captured beautiful images of the sunrise to celebrate summer solstice.(Twitter/@BC_Tweeting)
Updated on Jun 21, 2019 02:58 PM IST
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Family of musicians recreates ancient Greek sounds and instruments

in Athens, a family of musicians, Lyravlos have recreated exact replicas of the ancient instruments from natural materials including animal shells, bones, hides and horns.
Reconstructed ancient instruments are seen at the National Archaeological Museum before a concert in Athens, Greece.(REUTERS)
Reconstructed ancient instruments are seen at the National Archaeological Museum before a concert in Athens, Greece.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 11:23 AM IST
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17 killed as 2 dragon boats capsize in southern China

The boats were practising Saturday for a race in the Taohua River in the city of Guilin when the accident happened, said the fire department of the city of Guilin, capital of Guangxi region.
Rescuers patrol to look for missing people after two boats capsized in Guilin in southern China.(AFP)
Rescuers patrol to look for missing people after two boats capsized in Guilin in southern China.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 22, 2018 08:57 AM IST
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