The longest day and shortest night of the year is almost here. The summer solstice, or Midsummer, occurs June 21 and marks the point at which daylight is longest (north of the equator, that is) just before the nights begin gradually lengthening again.
But if you think all of that sunlight means you won’t have a reason to pull out your LED flashlight, think again! With a few friends and an LED lantern or flashlight, you can put a high-tech spin on this ancient holiday. Here’s a look at what the summer solstice is and how you can observe it at home or while camping.