Why yesterday was a sun day

The Summer Solstice is enjoyed at Falsgrave Park in the top Meadow. Band Strangers on the shore perform as the sun breaks through the performers.Left to right Dan Wackett, Michael Grant, Pam Bowyer, Jac Grundy, Laurence Marshall and Brian Stott. 112520 a
The Summer Solstice is enjoyed at Falsgrave Park in the top Meadow. Band Strangers on the shore perform as the sun breaks through the performers.Left to right Dan Wackett, Michael Grant, Pam Bowyer, Jac Grundy, Laurence Marshall and Brian Stott. 112520 a

SCARBOROUGH groups marked the summer solstice at events across the town.

Members of Scarborough Ramblers organised a nine-mile walk in the Yorkshire Wolds to see in the summer, while the Friends of Falsgrave Park held a party to celebrate the longest day.

John Harper, of Scarborough and Ryedale Astronomical Society, said 6.16pm was the moment of the summer solstice – when the north pole of earth was tilted as far as it could towards the sun, heralding the start of the northern summer.

The word “solstice” is translated as meaning “a standing still of the sun”.