From Stonehenge's circle of standing stones, the sun will rise directly over an ancient avenue leading away to the northeast on the solstice. If you're in Manhattan, you could then visit Solstice in Times Square: Mind Over Madness Yoga, a day of free yoga classes to celebrate the longest day of the year and the beginning of the summer season.
Down in the southern hemisphere, it's the exact opposite: June 21 is the shortest day and longest night of the year.
Technically speaking, it's when the northern hemisphere of the Earth is most inclined towards the sun, and that's why we get the most daylight.
The Philippines on Thursday will experience its shortest night and longest daytime during the summer solstice, state weather bureau PAGASA said.
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Even today, visitors flock to see the solstice at Stonehenge.
The site holds special significance for members of the Druid and Pagan community, who perform rituals and celebrations at the summer and winter solstices.
The solstice is the 24-hour period during the year when the most daylight hits the Northern Hemisphere. These astronomical events separate the Earth's annual orbit of the sun into four distinct parts.
About 9,500 people gathered at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England, to watch the sun rise over the Neolithic stones.