Today, June 21st, is the first day of summer 2017.
The summer solstice is generally understood to mark the first day of summer. The solstice is a time to recall the reverence and understanding early people had for the sky.
Some 5000 years ago, people placed huge stones in a circle on a broad plain in England and aligned them with the June solstice sunrise.
Around the same time Stonehenge was being constructed in England, two great pyramids and then the Sphinx were built on Egyptian sands.
The Sun setting between two Pyramids on the first day of the Summer (Summer Solstice seen from the Sphinx)
At The Stonehenge
Revelers watch as the sun rises over the standing stones at the prehistoric monument Stonehenge
Sphinx in the foreground with the pyramids in the background