YEAR’S LONGEST DAY
In case you are not aware about it, today is the summer solstice – the longest day of the year.
On the longest day, the duration of sunlight is comparatively more than that of any other day. The solstice occurs twice a year and is referred to as the ‘summer solstice’ and ‘winter solstice’.
The longest day of the year is a cause of celebration for many, whether you feel a spiritual connection to the power of the sun or are simply relieved that summer has finally arrived.
Why is it the year’s longest day?
The summer solstice – otherwise known as the estival solstice, midsummer or Litha – is the longest day of the year.
It occurs when the earth’s geographical pole on either the northern or southern hemisphere becomes most inclined towards the sun and officially marks the beginning of summer.
When the summer solstice takes place in the northern hemisphere this month, the sun will reach its highest possible altitude.
ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi has left for Turkey on an official visit today. According to Spokesperson of Pakistan Navy the visit will help extend and strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two naval forces. The … read more
The UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Pakistan Mr. Rehman Chishti MP visited Karachi and Lahore this week to meet with Government representatives and businesses in Pakistan in order to encourage more trade between the two countries. In Karachi, Mr … read more
ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan Nawaf Said Ahmad Al-Malkiy says his country is looking forward to invest in China Pakistan Economic Corridor and Gwadar port projects. He said that CPEC is a huge project, which will … read more
BEIJING – A joint concert was organized on Sunday in Beijing to give the audience a taste if Chinese and Pakistani culture. Popular Chinese and Pakistani songs were sung; among the Pakistani songs were dil dil Pakistan, jeevay jeevay Pakistan, … read more