Saturday, 20 June 2009

Summer Solstice

The longest day of daylight each year in the Northern Hemisphere is AROUND JUNE 21

On the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, sunlight hitting the Tropic of Cancer is perpendicular to the earth's surface.

Pagans and Wiccans gather at the solstice to honor the sun and to dedicate their service to the earth. But many solstice revelers use the extra hours of sunlight as an excuse to party. According to an article in The Guardian, the Wiltshire police are bringing horses, drug sniffing dogs and an unmanned drone to control the 30,000 people expected to descend upon the ancient ruins. The article goes on to say that “peace-loving” Druids are taking their celebrations elsewhere to avoid the unruly throngs.

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