The summer solstice is the longest day of the year. It is the day when there are the most hours of sunlight. The name comes from the Latin solstitium meaning ‘sun stands still’. It happens because the sun heading north, stops at the Tropic of Cancer before returning Southwards. This year it is taking place on Sunday June 21st at 11:39 am. The sun is expected to rise at 4:25 am. The summer solstice is a special day for many as it means the start of summer.


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