Stonehendge England.... Meaning of Solstice 'Solstice' (Latin: 'solstitium') means 'sun-stopping'. The point on the horizon where the sun appears to rise and set, stops and reverses direction after this day. On the solstice, the sun does not rise precisely in the east, but rises to the north of east and sets to the north of west, meaning it's visible in the sky for a longer period of time.
Everything you need to know: June solstice 2014 | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky When is the solstice where I live? It comes on June 21, 2014, 10:51 Universal Time (5:51 a.m. CDT in the United States).
June Solstice (Summer Solstice) is on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 12:08 AM in Manchester. In most locations north of Equator, the longest day of the year is around this date (picture of Stonehenge) ... Article gives lots of info about the Solstice and how to find the exact time where you live