Summer Solstice 2022: Sunrise welcomed on longest day

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Visitors catching a glimpse of the sunrise from the Berry Head shoreline

People across the South West got up early on Tuesday to welcome the summer solstice sunrise.

The summer solstice is the longest day of the year which means it has the most hours of sunlight.

In Devon sunrise began at 05:01 BST and it arrived in Cornwall at 05:10 BST.

Dog walker Anneliese Kesteven, in Teignmouth, said: "I made a particular effort to be up and out, at about 4.40am, to be sure I was on the sea front to see the solstice sunrise."

Image source, Anneliese Kesteven
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One dog walker said she got up early just to see the sunrise
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People gathered early in Torbay to capture the sunrise
Image source, Andy Byrne
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Jacob the dog on Dawlish Warren seafront
Image source, Miles Redhead
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Sunrise floating over the Torquay coastline
Image source, Liz Clode
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Alexa Baker and Philip Clode "greeting the sun up" in Sidmouth

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