Thousands watch the sun rise over Stonehenge

21 June 2018, 05:56 | Isaac Mcdaniel

Thousands watch the sun rise over Stonehenge

Summer solstice: Thousands gather at Stonehenge for longest day

Google also released a Doodle to mark the start of the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere that features the same acorn-shaped head character using the large creature to help him grab a snowflake from above.

Qatar Calendar House said that tomorrow (June 21) will be longest day of 2018 in Qatar and all the countries of the Northern Hemisphere as the summer solstice will take place and where the sun will be perfectly perpendicular to the Cancer at 1:15pm Doha time. To celebrate the summer solstice, Thursday's Google Doodle featured an animated pond with lily pads and lounging creatures.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the solstice usually takes place between June 20 and 22, depending on the year. The summer solstice in the southern hemisphere will occur on December 21, which is the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere.

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If you stand in just the right spot you will see the sun directly above the Heel Stone, which stands just outside the circle to the north-east.

Although it's not a visual phenomenon, the summer solstice occurs in the early morning on the east coast of the U.S. That makes it possible to watch a summer solstice sunrise from anywhere with a low view to the eastern horizon.

Following the winter solstice, the Northern Hemisphere begins to get more sunlight; the daytime and nighttime hours are almost equal at the spring equinox, which takes place in March.

The solstice was also celebrated at Avebury Neolithic henge monument in Wiltshire, a Unesco World Heritage site. This is due to the tilt in the Earth's axis.



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