What is Summer Solstice and when is it happening?
Summer Solstice is upon us! It marks an important astrological event and brings the longest day of the year.
This year we have an Annular eclipse which happens just after solstice, the moon will pass between the Earth and the Sun but wont fully cover the sun which is why it is also known as the ring of fire. According to space.com India will be the first to see it.
Summer solstice happens every year on the 20th June at 22.43 pm in the Northern Hemisphere and the 20th December in the Southern Hemisphere.
Years ago people would celebrate Summer solstice with rituals,feast and bonfires. People still celebrate now and people in the UK gather at Stonehenge to celebrate.
Stonehenge was built around 5,000 years ago and scientists think it was built for solstice rituals.
This year due to Covid-19 English Heritage will livestream the Summer Solstice.