June 21st was the summer solstice. Find out how people celebrated around the world.
The summer solstice occurs when the axial tilt of the planet's semi-axis is closest to the sun. There are 2 summer solstices on the planet each year. In the Northern Hemisphere, it occurs between June 20-22, and in the Southern Hemisphere, it occurs between December 20-22 each year. The solstice is also the longest day of the year.
In England, many people flock to Stonehenge for the celebration. Sadly, this year it was pretty rainy, so it wasn't as much fun to celebrate. But still, people had fun. Sandy Kay said, "It's magic. It's one of the few times of the year you can go up and touch the stones."
20,000 people usually show up to Stonehenge for the solstice celebration. But around the world, people are celebrating wherever they are. In Denmark, people light bonfires, and Balts flock to the countryside.
However you celebrated, hope your summer solstice was a memorable one.
Thanks to FoxNews for this story.
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