Wednesday, September 28, 2022

one day of the summer solstice sun works overtime

There are 24 hours in a day for everyone, but the day on the summer solstice is harder for some than others.

The summer solstice marked the beginning of the season on Sunday, when the Earth’s orbit is at its greatest inclination toward the Sun. NASA.

This year, for people in the Northern Hemisphere, summer begins at 11:31 p.m. Eastern Time National Weather Service.

But before the onset of summer, people in the Northern Hemisphere had to endure the calendar day with the most daylight hours of the year.

In some cities, most people don’t see the extra sunlight on a June day – perhaps allowing for more time at the lake or pool. New York City total 15 hours, 6 minutes of sunlight, and Los Angeles A time of 14 hours, 26 minutes was set.

But to the north, in Anchorage, with 19 hours, 21 minutes of sunshine, the day hardly seemed to be over. And much more is yet to come.

For some Alaskans, constant sunlight can interfere with sleep, prompting many to buy blackout curtains, said Michael Vuto, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Anchorage.

Mr. Wuto doesn’t sleep with black curtains on, but he makes it a point to go to bed at the same time, regardless of the weather.

“Fight the daylight,” he said, “and go to sleep.”

To the south, the agony of the summer solstice was not about the hours of daylight, but the heat.

El Paso, which entered 14 hours, 13 minutes Sunlight hit a high of 109 degrees on Sunday, breaking a daily record in the city, according to weather service.

On the longest day of the year, such scorching heat drives most people to spend all day indoors, but it was not an option for those whose work forced them to stay outside.

Jorge Salgado, 30, a freelance photographer based in El Paso, photographed an El Paso Chihuahuas Minor League Baseball game under bright sunlight on Sunday.

“God, please hose us down,” Mr Salgado said on Twitter.

Mr Salgado said he was accustomed to the scorching heat, but that Sunday was “incredibly hot”.

“My cameras keep giving me overheating notices, which is not common on most days,” he said.

In some cities, where it was not so hot, it was a day to celebrate. in New York City, Yogis gathered in Times Square For a day of classes to celebrate Sankranti.

And there’s good news for those who aren’t fans of the summer heat or extra daylight: After the summer solstice, daylight hours will gradually decrease until the winter solstice on December 21—the shortest day of the year.

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