The longest day of the year, the summer solstice, has been marked with a Google Doodle by Takashi Murakami, a Japanese artist.
The day on which the northern hemisphere of Earth leans nearest to the Sun is summer solstice. In the southern hemisphere it occurs in December.
The word solstice is usually used to indicate the highest day although it in fact the transitory instant of nearness when the orbits bring into line.
June 21, Tuesday at 6:16 pm is the time at which the Earth will be nearest to the sun. The solstice is a Pagan commemoration day and supporters meet at spiritually important locations, like Stonehenge.
This stage of the year cut down among the planting and harvesting of crops, leaving a space for enjoyment and recreation in the lives of those living off the land, therefore June turned into the traditional month for weddings.
“Honey moon” is a name given to the first and only full moon in June for the reason that some held it was the greatest time to get honey from beehives.
The Google doodle is named First Day of Summer, although it is really the longest day of summer.
The art of Murakami is generally recognized for its appropriation of high art forms like sculpture, which he afterward mends with low art subjects from pop culture to mass media.
He has created a diversity of modern work from 30ft sculptures to his so-named superflat paintings, in which he joins flat graphic images and colors to make highly designed images. Murakami has as well performed more commercial endeavors counting a close teamwork with fashion designer Marc Jacobs, and in 2008 was integrated in 100 most powerful people of Time magazine.