Winter solstice Current Affairs, GK & News

Jupiter- Saturn Great Astronomical Conjunction

On December 21, 2020 the world is to witness a rare celestial event, the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter. How often does this occur? The next time, the two giants will come this close only on March 15, 2080. The last time these planets came this close was on July 16, 1623. Earlier to this, ..

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Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice is the longest day (and shortest night) of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. It is observed on June 21. What does it mean? The solstice occurs when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer or 23.5 N latitude. Since earth s axis is tilted at an angle of 23.5 deg, ..

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Winter Solstice – 2018

The winter solstice 2018 took place on December 21. It is the time of the year when one of the Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt away from the Sun. Winter Solstice happens twice yearly, once in each hemisphere. Winter Solstice The term ‘solstice’ is derived from two Latin words “sol” which means sun, and “sistere” ..

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