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3People flock to Stonehenge to celebrate the solstice, and watch the sun rise on the longest day of the year

What is the summer solstice?
At the summer solstice, one of Earth’s poles is at its maximum tilt toward the Sun. It means the sun travels its longest path through the sky, and reaches its highest point in the sky – and therefore that day has the most daylight.

This takes place in June in the Northern Hemisphere, and December in the Southern Hemisphere. ABC TV News Updates Is Here.

According to the astronomical definition of the seasons, the summer solstice marks the beginning of summer, which lasts until the autumnal equinox (22 or 23 September in the Northern Hemisphere, and 20 or 21 March in the Southern Hemisphere).

However, under the meteorological definition, which splits the year into four seasons of three full months each based on the Gregorian calendar, winter starts on 1 December every year, and summer starts on 1 June.

When is summer solstice in 2022?
The summer solstice will be on 21 June 2022.

It most commonly falls on this date, but can be anywhere between 20-22 June.

The exact time of the solstice this year will be 10.13am in the UK – but people traditionally gather at Stonehenge to watch the sun rise on that day.

According to the website Time and Date, on the year’s longest day the sun will rise in London at 4.43am, and set at 9.21pm, delivering 16 hours, 38 minutes and 22 seconds of daylight.

How can I watch a Stonehenge live stream?
There will be a live stream of the summer solstice on the English Heritage Facebook and YouTube pages.

There are official Facebook event pages for both the sunrise and sunset streams.

Sunrise live stream page
Sunset live stream page
The sunrise live stream will start at 4am BST, with sunrise coming at 4.49am.

The sunset stream will begin at 8.45pm, with sunset at 9.28pm.

Why is Stonehenge important to the solstice?
Since prehistory, the summer solstice has been seen as a significant time of year in many cultures, and has been marked by festivals and rituals.

It is a particularly important day for Druids and pagans, thousands of whom gather at Stonehenge every year to celebrate.

The sarsen stones, put up in at the centre of the site in about 2,500BC, were carefully aligned to line up with the movements of the sun.

At Stonehenge on the summer solstice, the sun rises behind the heel stone in the north-east part of the horizon and its first rays shine into the heart of Stonehenge.

English Heritage says: “Marking the movements of the sun was clearly important to the people who built Stonehenge, as they went to such enormous effort to carefully line up the monument.

“However, there is very little evidence as to what ceremonies might have taken place here; there are few clues from excavations within the stone circle seems to have been kept clean and separate from everyday debris.

“We can imagine that people gathered at the monument to celebrate the midsummer and the midwinter, although only a few people would have been able to directly observe the important alignment.”

In parts of Europe, the summer solstice is seen as the middle of summer, and referred to as “midsummer”. In Sweden it is one of the major annual holidays.

The Pagan festival of Litha, one of the most important in the pagan religion, starts on the eve of the summer solstice.

It celebrates the midsummer and the power of the sun god.

According to pagan folklore, evil spirits in particular walk the Earth more freely on the solstice, so people wear protective garlands of herbs and flowers to ward them off.

Other traditions include burning a midsummer bonfire and holding fairs with activities such as maypole dancing.

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(CNN) — Do you feel a stirring in your heart? Maybe a jump in your libido? Heck, are you just getting plain ol’ hot and bothered?

The summer solstice for 2022 is arriving. The longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere kicks off the official calendar start of summer and with it comes maximum sunshine, lots of heat, romantic vibes and the bounty of the harvest.

The solstice is historically linked to fertility — both of the plant and human variety — in destinations around the world.

CNN Travel explores some of those sensuous, long-standing summer traditions. But first, we’ll take a look at some of the science.

Summer solstice: Q&A

Istanbul’s famous Hagia Sofia and surrounding gardens will enjoy 15 hours and seven minutes of daylight on the solstice.

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Question: I like precision. Exactly when is the summer solstice in 2022?

Answer: The answer depends on where you are during the solstice.

It will happen precisely at 09:13 UTC (Universal Coordinated Time) on Tuesday, June 21, according to NASA. Your time zone in relation to UTC determines the time and date the solstice happens for you.

Here’s how 09:13 UTC lines up with local time in select places spanning the globe (and watch the time progression as we sweep from east to west):

• Guam: 7:13 p.m. Tuesday

• Tokyo, Japan: 6:13 p.m. Tuesday

• Manila, Philippines: 5:13 p.m. Tuesday

• Dhaka, Bangladesh: 3:13 p.m. Tuesday

• Dubai, UAE: 1:13 p.m. Tuesday

• Istanbul, Turkey: 12:13 p.m. Tuesday

• Brussels, Belgium: 11:13 a.m. Tuesday

• Casablanca, Morocco: 10:13 a.m. Tuesday

• Recife, Brazil: 6:13 a.m. Tuesday

• Boston, Massachusetts: 5:13 a.m. Tuesday

• Guadalajara, Mexico: 4:23 a.m. Tuesday

• Calgary, Canada: 3:13 a.m. Tuesday

• Seattle, Washington: 2:13 a.m. Tuesday

• Honolulu, Hawaii: 11:13 p.m. Monday

The website TimeandDate has a handy tool to let you calculate the time for where you live.

People observe the summer solstice in Glastonbury in southwest England on June 21, 2021.

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Question: It’s the longest day of the year — and it happens all over the world?

Answer: Nope. It’s the longest day only in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s the shortest day of the year south of the equator. Residents of the Southern Hemisphere — in places such as Argentina, South Africa and New Zealand — are about to welcome three months of winter.

And the differences in how much daylight you get become very dramatic as you get closer to the poles and farther from the equator.

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In Ecuador’s capital of Quito, just barely north of the equator, people barely notice the difference. They get a measly extra seven minutes of daylight.

But residents of northerly Helsinki, Finland, will get a 3:54 a.m. sunrise and almost 19 hours of daylight. Even the night doesn’t get that dark.

The denizens of Fairbanks in central interior Alaska can scoff at those 19 hours. They’ll get a whopping 21 hours and 41 minutes of daylight.

As for those poor penguins in Antarctica guarding their eggs — if they could talk, they could tell you a lot about living in 24-hour darkness.

This NASA photo shows the summer solstice from 2018. Notice the angle of the terminator (the line between day and night). This tilt exposes the Northern Hemisphere to more direct sunlight than the Southern Hemisphere.

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Question: Why don’t we just get 12 hours of daylight all year?

Answer: Folks all over the planet actually did get nearly equal doses of day and night back during the spring equinox. But the amount of sunlight we get in the Northern Hemisphere has been increasing daily ever since. Why?

That’s because the Earth is aligned on an axis, an imaginary pole going through the center of our planet. But this axis tilts — at an angle of 23.5 degrees.

“As Earth orbits the sun [once each year], its tilted axis always points in the same direction. So, throughout the year, different parts of Earth get the sun’s direct rays,” according to NASA.

When the sun reaches its apex in the Northern Hemisphere, that’s the summer solstice.

At that time, “the sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer, which is located at 23.5° latitude North, and runs through Mexico, the Bahamas, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, India and southern China,” according to the National Weather Service.

Sensual traditions: Midsummer in Sweden

In Sweden, the summer solstice is celebrated during Midsummer. The holiday is marked with romantic rituals.

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Now let’s turn our attention to what’s really on our minds: the romantic and sexy side of the solstice. We’ll start in Sweden.

Their traditions include dancing around a maypole — a symbol which some view as phallic. They also feast on herring and vodka (whether that’s romantic or not is probably a matter of personal preference).

“A lot of children are born nine months after Midsummer in Sweden,” Jan-Öjvind Swahn, a Swedish ethnologist and the author of several books on the subject, told CNN before his death in 2016.

“Drinking is the most typical Midsummer tradition. There are historical pictures of people drinking to the point where they can’t go on anymore,” said Swahn.

While the libations have a hand in the subsequent baby boom, Swahn pointed out that even without the booze, Midsummer is a time rich in romantic ritual.

“There used to be a tradition among unmarried girls, where if they ate something very salty during Midsummer, or else collected several different kinds of flowers and put these under their pillow when they slept, they would dream of their future husbands,” he said.

Pagan rites in Greece

In Greece, the summer solstice is celebrated on St. John’s Day. In parts of the north, locals celebrate with a custom called Klidonas. Part of the day’s rituals involves building bonfires.

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There is a similar mythology about dreaming of one’s future spouse in parts of Greece. There, as in many European countries, the pagan solstice got co-opted by Christianity and rebranded as St. John’s Day. Still, in many villages in the country’s north, the ancient rites are still celebrated.

One of the oldest rituals is called Klidonas, and it involves local virgins gathering water from the sea.

The village’s unmarried women all place a personal belonging in the pot and leave it under a fig tree overnight, where — folklore has it — the magic of the day imbues the objects with prophetic powers, and the girls in question dream of their future husbands.

The next day, all the women in the village gather, and take turns pulling out objects and reciting rhyming couplets that are meant to predict the romantic fortunes of the item’s owner. These days, however, the festival is more an excuse for the community of women to exchange bawdy jokes. All ABC News Updates is here.

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