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International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice:


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People arrived at the spot to see sunrise directly behind the largest stone at the World Heritage site in southwest England.

This event was happen and also live-streamed by English Heritage, running the site.

To witness the Summer Solstice, people saw the sun glint over the horizon at around 4.49 am local time.

Tourists were allowed to meet at the ancient stone circle, for the first time in three years, to celebrate the summer solstice.

On the summer solstice day, Earth’s tilt position is maximum from the Sun.

The summer solstice is also called midsummer or festival solstice. It comes when one of the poles of Earth has its maximum tilt toward the Sun. This phenomenon happens two times a year, once in each of the Northern hemisphere and Southern hemispheres. For the northern hemisphere, the summer solstice happens when the sun reaches its highest position in the sky. It is the day with the longest period of daylight. During the summer solstice, there is continuous daylight within the Arctic circle (for the northern hemisphere) or the Antarctic circle (for the southern hemisphere). Earth’s maximum axial tilt towards the Sun is 23.44 degrees, on the summer solstice.

International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice: