The megaliths of Stonehenge are aligned with the summer solstice sun, making England’s 5000-year-old monument a gathering place for celebrating the longest day of the year. In the photo above, revelers await the dawn amidst the floodlit stones. About 25,000 people gather at Stonehenge each summer solstice to celebrate the seasonal change.
For several solstice-related photos from National Geographic, click here. For a National Geographic article about the summer and winter solstices, click here.
Photo courtesy of Andrew Dunn