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Newsletter Issue 124

The Sun shines over Sydney Harbour, Australia

Who Gets the Most Sunlight?

Ignoring clouds, which part of the world gets the most daylight? And which gets the least? The answers might surprise you.

The actual amount of sunlight you get depends on your latitude north or south of the equator.

See who gets the most sunlight

Earth Farthest from the Sun

Earth orbits the Sun in an elliptical path and reaches its farthest point from the Sun on July 6 at 20:06 UTC. This is known as aphelion.

Sunrise over a green field with a fence lit up and green, lush woods behind it.

Happy Summer (or Winter)!

June 21, at 14:57 UTC, is the June solstice. In the Northern Hemisphere, it’s the year’s longest day, and is known as the summer solstice—the start of astronomical summer.

In the Southern Hemisphere, it’s the shortest day of the year and the winter solstice—the start of astronomical winter.

11 things about the June solstice

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