First day of Summer Southern Hemisphere
Today Google Australia is celebrating the First Day of Summer 2014 on the Australian Google Search engine with a fun looking Google Doodle. The Doodle show people having fun with watersport.
The summer solstice occurs when the tilt of a planet's semi-axis, in either the northern or the southern hemisphere, is most inclined toward the star that it orbits.
Earth's maximum axial tilt toward the sun 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 the South Pole. The Summer Solstice usually is around the 21st of December each year.
But with all the holidays around the end of December it is nice to celebrate summer at the start of December.