Summer Solstice 22: Some absurdly erotic traditions on the longest day of the year

While the temperatures may already feel like summer, the official start of the season begins on Tuesday in the Northern Hemisphere  

an event known as the summer solstice.  During the June solstice, the sun travels along its northernmost path in

the sky for the northern half of the globe, which results in the longest day and shortest night of the calendar year. 

The June solstice marks the official beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. As the Farmer’s Almanac explains, it occurs when Earth arrives at 

the point in its orbit where the North Pole is at its maximum tilt — about 23.5 degrees — toward the sun. This results in the longest "day," meaning the longest period of sunlight hours.

The word "solstice" comes from the Latin word "solstitium" — and from "sol" (Sun) and "stitium" (still or stopped), according to the periodical 

The sun doesn’t rise and set at the same locations on the horizon each day due to Earth’s tilted axis 

The June solstice occurs on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 5:14 a.m. EDT, according to the Farmer’s Almanac. In the Southern Hemisphere, the June solstice marks the beginning of winter.

The June solstice doesn’t always occur on the same day — currently shifting between June 20, 21, and 22.