Summer Solstice

Today, Monday 21st June 2021 is the Summer Solstice.

The summer solstice, otherwise known as the longest day of the year marks traditionally was the period between the planting and harvesting of crops, leaving people who worked the land time to relax. This is why June became the traditional month for weddings.

Nowadays, certainly in the UK its more known for being the day of the year with the longest daylight. As we like to point out these last 10 years online, it’s also the turning point, when the nights start getting darker, the very start of the long, slow steady march back again towards winter. A beautiful sky appeared over Blantyre the night before Solstice, as captured here by reader, Lynsey Boyd.

Of course, midsummer, is still FAR off from dark nights, so let’s continue to all make the most of this much awaited summer and fingers crossed for a warm, sunny July and August!

Photo Courtesy: L. Boyd

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