Summer Solstice happens twice a year on earth, also known as the longest day of the year. As the name suggests, it marks the first day of summer, because the days get warmer and shorter from the day onward. Also the rising sun changes changes its position, starts moving southward observed by ancient people too.
Summer solstice is astronomical event celebrated from the stone age. As in many ancient civilizations it is observed and pin pointed their start of season like harvesting etc. Many around the globe still celebrated this day with big feasts, bonfires, musical shows, yoga etc. Summer solstice 2020 will happen on June 20 in northern hemisphere.
Many ancient monuments signify the day as they were constructed for this. Like Stonehenge, Pyramid etc convince many people that the ancient cultures also celebrated Summer solstice and equinox. The alignment of rising or setting sun is prominent and exactly positioned with these monuments.
In Ancient Egypt the harvesting of crops and plants season had started from the day, as it seems they observed the phenomenon for the first time. Rive Nile also started rising from the day and they were able to predict flooding in the area.
Finished around 2560 B.C. for Pharaoh Khufu, the Great Pyramid of Giza keeps on uncovering since a long time ago shrouded insider facts, Just a year ago, scientists found a formerly obscure room over the pyramid’s Great Gallery. For a considerable length of time, Egyptologists have proposed varying speculations about the development of the six pyramids that make up the complex simply outside Cairo—with different cases about how they were worked, by whom, and why. Visit at solstice and you’ll be persuaded that the components guided their accurate positions. On the off chance that you stand legitimately before the Sphinx, you will see the sun set exactly between the pyramids of Khafra and Khufu. What’s more, in addition, this display shapes a picture that imitates the Egyptian symbolic representation “Akhet,” signifying “skyline.”
The progression pyramid of Chichen Itza is most popular for the emotional light play of the spring equinox, when the setting sun throws a sad remnant of a snake crawling down the northern advances. Nearly as great, however, is the display of solstice. Developed by the Mayans somewhere in the range of 1000 and 1200 A.D., the tomahawks going through the pyramid’s northwest and southwest corners are arranged toward the rising purpose of the sun at the late spring solstice and its setting point at the winter solstice. At summer, the north and east sides are lit up while the south and west sides are shrouded in conceal, making the impact of parting the pyramid in two.