First of all, let’s understand what Solstice is. It is a Latin word, which means the setting of the sun. The earth rotates on its axis and changes direction towards the sun. In such a situation, the part of the earth which comes in contact with the sun is added to the word solstice.
Today is the shortest day in the Northern Hemisphere. This means that on this day the sun will remain in this part of the earth for the shortest time. At the same time, in the southern hemisphere, the sun will remain for the longest time today, and in this way the countries coming to this part will see the biggest day today. Like, summer is starting in Argentina, Australia and South Africa from today.
Where the sunlight comes for a short time, the day is short, while the day is bigger with more light – symbolic photo (pixabay)
It makes sense that today is seen in two different ways in the two parts of the world, the shortest and the longest. The reason for the day being small or big is the position of the earth. Our planet, like all other planets, is tilted at about 23.5 degrees on its axis. In this way, due to bending on its axis, it happens that the rays of the sun fall more in one place and less in another. Where the sunlight comes for a short time, the day is short, while the day is bigger with more light.
Why the earth is bent at a particular angle on its axis, this question also often comes up. Scientists do not have any specific information about this at the moment, nor do they know much about what would have happened if this had not happened. According to a CNN report, scientists believe that when the solar system was taking shape, the earth got hit strongly with a body and then the earth became oblique on its axis.
Now let’s talk about the Northern Hemisphere, so it is inclined towards the sun for 6 months of the year. Due to this, a lot of sunlight comes during this time and it remains hot during these months. At the same time, this area gets away from the sun in the remaining 6 months, since then the days start getting shorter. Today is also the shortest day of the year in the country, but this time will be of different length in all cities or states. For example, a day in a city can be longer than any other city, but overall today is the shortest day compared to the rest of the days.
From this day, there will be cold and snowfall – indicative photo
If we understand in our language, on this day, the Sun enters from Uttarayan to Dakshinayan from the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn. From this day the cold starts increasing. That is, let us assume that the North India is still to be cracked in the cold. From this day, there will be cold and snowfall.