Google Celebrates the First Day of Summer in Style [pics]

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With one simply drawn Google Doodle the First Day of Summer has become the hottest search. Information about today is currently the most searched trend. Today is the Summer Solstice. For those who do not remember what that means, today is the longest day of the year and traditionally marks the start of Summer.

It’s due to the rotation of the Earth and how the light spreads across the globe. In the Northern Hemisphere we celebrate the longest day, in the South the shortest. Yes, for our friends below the equator today marks the start of their winter cycle. At the equator itself they will receive exactly 12 hrs of daylight and night time.

It’s a myth that today is the hottest day, or even the day when the sun rises the earliest or sets the latest. Today just has the most amount of sunlight we will get each year but of the unique position of the earth in relation to the sun. If you would like to read more about the Summer Solstice here is a great National Geographic Article.

If you are surfing on Google today do yourself a favor, click on the doodle. See how many different Summer Variations you can see. I’ll give you a hint there is more than one. And when you have clicked through all of them Google will automatically take you to a search for the Summer Solstice! How are you enjoying the First Day of Summer?

AMESBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 21: Bubbles float past as revellers watch as the midsummer sun rises just after dawn over the megalithic monument of Stonehenge on June 21, 2010 on Salisbury Plain, England. Thousands of revellers gathered at the 5,000 year old stone circle to see the sunrise on the Summer Solstice, which is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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