Summer Solstice and Stonehenge

The June 21st (or near to it) is the summer solstice in the UK. This is when the sun is furthest away from the equator, making it the longest day of the year.

I woke up at 4am this morning so I could film the sunrise, unfortunately it was very cloudy and then it began to rain. So I ended up just filming the sky gradually turning lighter shades of blue, and then to grey. It was disappointing , so I will try again when the weather improves.

However, I was not the only one who got up early to watch the sunrise, annually at Stonehenge people gather to watch the sunrise. Stonehenge was used by Druids – Priests, as a tool to know when certain months and seasons were beginning. On the summer solstice the sun shines on one particular stone, the Heel Stone. For the Druids this was a very important and special time of the year.

Have a smirt day. Have a happy longest day 😀


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s