Marietta Daisies Garden Club
June Solstice heralds the astronomical beginning of summer and is the day with the most daylight in the year.
Summer solstice is expected to fall on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 9:14 UTC (4:14 a.m. CDT) and is caused by Earth’s tilt on its axis and its motion in orbit around the Sun.
Summer solstice celebrations often take place at Stonehenge in Wiltshire.
Midsummer night festivities are organised in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland during the summer solstice.
The solstice (combining the Latin words sol for “Sun” and sistere for “To Stand Still”) is the point where the Sun appears to reach either its highest or lowest point in the sky for the year and thus ancient astronomers came to know the day as one where the Sun appeared to stand still.