Summer Solstice 2024: Pakistan to enjoy over 13 hours of daylight today

Today, June 21, marks the Summer Solstice for the Northern Hemisphere, a celestial event celebrated for bringing the longest day of sunlight in the year. On this occasion, the sun shines directly over the Tropic of Cancer, making it the day with the most direct sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere.

In Karachi, Pakistan, residents will experience a day lasting 13 hours and 41 minutes, with a night of 10 hours and 19 minutes. This stark contrast from the December solstice, where daylight lasted approximately 10 hours and 33 minutes, highlights the significant seasonal variation in daylight hours.

Similarly, in the federal capital, the day stretches to 14 hours and 32 minutes, with the night lasting 9 hours and 28 minutes. This stark contrast provides nearly four additional hours of daylight compared to the winter solstice.

In Lahore, today brings a day length of about 14 hours and 12 minutes. Sunrise is expected at 4:57 AM, with sunset occurring at 7:09 PM, leading to a night duration of around 9 hours and 48 minutes.

Following July 1, daylight hours will gradually begin to shorten until the autumn equinox on September 22, when day and night durations are nearly equal. This trend will continue until the winter solstice on December 22, which marks the shortest day and longest night of the year.

The Summer Solstice not only signifies the peak of daylight but also heralds the onset of summer, promising warmer temperatures and longer days ahead for the Northern Hemisphere.

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