Takashi Murakami Celebrating Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice with Google Doodles. Summer solstice is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. 21st June Tuesday is the longest day in the northern hemisphere but for people in southern hemisphere it is the shortest day referring Winter solstice.

The Earths axial tilt that causes the Sun to change position in the sky as the Earth orbits the Sun throughout the year.

The Sun reaches its most Northerly point in the sky at 17:16 UTC momentarily and from that point forward starts to make its way South. This means the days will get shorter and shorter until Winter Solstice in December.

Japanese artist Takashi Murakami created a Google Doodle to celebrate the “First Day of the Summer”. Takashi Murakami is the contemporary artist with super flat style that echoes Japanese animation and blends whimsical colors. For those in the south, Murakami has designed an alternative logo that reflects the frosty months ahead.

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