For centuries civilizations have celebrated the beginning of summer, otherwise known as the Summer Solstice. Sol + stice derives from a combination of Latin words meaning “sun” + “to stand still”. As the days lengthen, the sun rises higher and higher until it seems to stand still in the sky.
In the Northern Hemisphere Summer Solstice begins on June 21, 2011 at
exactly 1:16pm EDT. This results in the longest day and shortest night of the year. One of the most notable celebrations of Summer Solstice takes place in England at Stonehenge and Avebury, where thousands gather to welcome the Sunrise.
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