Task 1: How long is the longest day of the year where you live? How long is the shortest? Does your home town/country celebrate the solstice?
Bonn does not so much celebrate the solstice as enjoy the longer evenings in summer generally. According to TimeandDate.com and Climate-Data.org, the longest day hereabouts is June 21 (summer solstice), with almost exactly 16:30 daylight hours, and the shortest day is December 21 (winter solstice), with just under 8:00 daylight hours. Statistically, our sunniest month is July, with an average of over 10 hours of sunshine per day. Not surprisingly, it’s also the warmest month of the year.
A winter sunrise on the Rhine:
— and sunsets in summer …
… fall …
… and winter (at my home):
(photos mine except otherwise indicated above)