The Solstice - literally meaning
'a stopping or standing still of the sun' - occurs twice a year.
The Summer Solstice is the high point of the solar
year, when the forces and energies of nature are at their peak.
Stonehenge is a perfect marker for both Solstices - the midwinter
sunset can be seen between the uprights, the largest trilithon,
and sunrise dawns over the magnificent Heel Stone in Summer.