HEREFORDSHIRE captured the beautifully orange sunset last night for summer solstice.

The sunset took place at 9.24pm and the clear skies and heat in Herefordshire made it perfect weather. 

The summer solstice is an event that occurs in the Northern Hemisphere in June every year and marks the day of the year which will experience the most sunlight.

Solstices occur due to the Earth rotating on its axis, producing the day and night cycle, whilst it also orbits around the Sun.

Royal Museums Greenwich states: "However, the axis of rotation of the Earth is not lined up with the axis of motion around the Sun. Instead, it is tilted slightly at 23.44°.1


"This tilt means that during one half of the year the North side of the Earth is tilted slightly towards the Sun and the South is tilted away. For the other half of the year the reverse is true.

"At the exact moment that the northern hemisphere is most tilted towards the Sun, the northern hemisphere experiences its summer solstice. The southern hemisphere, by contrast, has its winter solstice."

Hereford Times Camera Club members shared their stunning photos of the solstice sunset. 

Hereford Times: Solstice sunset from Churchill Gardens, Hereford Picture: Lorne Wilden Solstice sunset from Churchill Gardens, Hereford Picture: Lorne Wilden

Hereford Times: Picture: Lorne WildenPicture: Lorne Wilden

Lorne Wilden watched it from Churchill Gardens, in Hereford, while Mark Roberts shared his photos from Peterchurch.


Hereford Times: Sunset in Peterchurch Picture: Mark RobertsSunset in Peterchurch Picture: Mark Roberts

John Pullen saw a solstice symmetry sunset in Sugwas Pool, near Credenhill.

Hereford Times: Sugwas Pool, near Credenhill Picture: John PullenSugwas Pool, near Credenhill Picture: John Pullen