Playing tracks by
Ash, Adorable, Diana Vickers, Ellie Goulding, Matt Cardle and more.
The summer solstice occurs exactly when the axial tilt of a planet's semi-axis in a given hemisphere is most inclined towards the star that it orbits. Earth's maximum axial tilt to our star, the Sun, during a solstice is 23° 26'. This happens twice each year, at which times the Sun reaches its highest position in the sky as seen from the North or South Pole respectively.
Depending on the shift of the calendar, the summer solstice occurs some time June 20 and June 22 in the Northern hemisphere.
Though the summer solstice is an instant in time, the term is also colloquially used like Midsummer to refer to the day on which it occurs. The day on which the summer solstice occurs is the day of the year with the longest period of daylight. That’s today! We’ve chosen music from the likes of Ash, Ellie Goulding, Flashguns, Nelly Furtado and Placebo.