For many of us, the Summer Solstice is the greatest day of the year. It marks the beginning of summer and the longest day of the year, which can be a life-affirming event that brings back childhood memories of beach vacations, camping and more. This year is a ‘rare’ solstice as it coincides with a Full Moon (known at this time as a ‘strawberry moon’) an event that has not occurred since 1948 – so a once in a lifetime event for many of us! In London, the sun will rise at 0443 hours and setting at 2121 hours, at Stonehenge the sun will rise at 0452 hours and set at 2126 hours.
In addition, here are 7 fascinating facts about this special day: