To make the seasons even more confusing, the summer solstice happening in the next few hours only applies in the Northern Hemisphere, the Almanac explained. In the Southern Hemisphere, they’re going to be celebrating the winter solstice.
The solstice is based on the position of the sun when it reaches its northernmost point from the equator, not on a set date and time, the Almanac explained.
People watch the midsummer sun as it rises over the megalithic monument of Stonehenge on June 21, 2005 on Salisbury Plain, England. Crowds gathered at the ancient stone circle to celebrate the Summer Solstice; the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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