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

Google marks beginning of summer in northern hemisphere with doodle

The Google Doodle today marks the beginning of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere. The doodle illustration depicts a flamingo in a hot air balloon on a sunny day. According to meteorology, the summer season traditionally includes the months of June, July and August in the Northern Hemisphere and December, January and February in the Southern Hemisphere.

According to, "On this day, people north of the equator enjoy the most sunlight on a single day. The farther away you are from the equator, the more sunlight you get; The Arctic Circle today celebrates full 24 hours of sunshine. "

On the other hand, it is also the shortest day in the Southern Hemisphere. Here, the winter season has officially started. The phenomenon is called Winter Solstice. The further south one is, the shorter the day. In the Antarctic Circle, there is continuous darkness or twilight around the winter solstice. "

Summer has a wet weather and feels especially like a holiday in cold countries.

How was summer named?

First recorded before the 9th century AD, the word summer comes from the Old English word for season, samor. It is related to Dutch Zomer, German Sommer, and Sanskrit Sama (meaning "year"). It was in the 13th century when summer became an adjective, and words such as summer camp, summer school, summer resort became part of the dictionary around 1800.

Summer officially ends at the equinox of autumn, when the sun is above or directly above the equator. The sun moves south of the equator, following a chilly autumn path in the northern equator and the beginning of spring in the southern hemisphere.

What is the difference between equinox and solstice?

The year is divided into four seasons based on two equinoxes and two solstices. The summer and winter solstices, June 21 and December 22, respectively, mark the longest and shortest days of the year. The autumn and matrimonial equinoxes, which arrive around September 23 and March 21, respectively, mark day and night of equal length. The equinox is derived from the Latin word aequinoctium meaning "same day and night."

This year's summer solstice will see the Earth hosting a rare type of solar eclipse. On June 21, the longest day of the year, we will see an astronomical event, known as the 'Ring of Fire' solar eclipse or the annular eclipse. The last time these days coincided was in 1982 and the next time both of these events would happen on June 21, 2039.

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