You are all southerners by the looks of it.
Sunrise, 04:25. Sunset, 22:04
As a point of interest, this actually signifies the onset of winter in ancient calendars. If anyone is familiar with Stonehenge, what strikes you on visiting is that it does not point towards the summer solstace, it actually points to the winter solstace. I understand this is the most significant time in ancient calendars due to it signifying the onset of spring, rebirth, new life and the end of winter.
I totally agree with the sentiment of loving long summer nights, only here they are not very warm!! LOL
An eclectic mix of sun worshippers, hippies and pagans came out in force to celebrate the annual festival, along with many who were merely curious to experience the event. English Heritage said more than 18,000 revellers from across the globe gathered to witness the traditional Pagan ceremonies and the sunrise on the longest day of the year.
Druid Arthur Uther Pendragon, formally known as John Rothwell, conducted the service at Stonehenge at the prehistoric site in Wiltshire which is meant to reconnect people with land and the seasons.
The word solstice comes from the Latin phrase for "sun stands still".
The Sun's passage through the sky appears to stop, with it seeming to rise and set in the same two places for several days.
Then the arc begins growing longer and higher in the sky, reaching its peak at the summer solstice. The solstices happen twice a year because the Earth is tilted by 23.5 degrees as it orbits the sun.
Recent excavations of animal bones at the site suggest that huge midwinter feasts were held at Stonehenge, with cattle moved there to be slaughtered for the solstice celebrations.
Around 20 people were arrested on the site this morning for minor drug offences.