Definition of Litha

Litha is another name for the Summer Solstice, which is celebrated mid-June. This celebration in the northern hemisphere is also called midsummer and longest day. It is opposite of the winter solstice (also called midwinter, or Yule). It is important to note that Litha in the northern hemisphere is midwinter in the southern hemisphere.



An ephemeris is a map of the planets. Because the planets are in constant motion, that map is going to change constantly. Ephemerides come in either midnight or noon versions, and show you where the planets are (or were for a date in the past or will be for a date in the future) at either midnight or noon GMT.

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