Google celebrates the summer solstice with new Doodle

By Wade Sheridan  |  June 21, 2017 at 6:39 AM
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June 21 (UPI) -- Google is welcoming the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere with a new Doodle.

Google's homepage features an animated sequence of a mouse reading a book inside his underground home that gets distracted by a bright beam of sunlight entering his domain due to a bird. The sunlight causes the mouse to start wearing sunglasses as he continues to read his book.

"As the longest day of the year, solstice marks the official start of the summer season. If you live north of the equator, today you'll enjoy the most amount of sunlight in a single day that you'll have all year," the company writes.

"And the farther north, the more sun! In fact, in the Arctic Circle, the sun will shine for a full 24 hours. Whether you'll be outside with the blooms or inside with a good book, enjoy the day. Ready...set...summer!" Google continues.

A Doodle marking the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere was also released featuring the same mouse ice skating above his home, falling into snow and turning into a snowman.

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