Are you fascinated by the wonders of our World but can’t get to all of them? Experience one of the most celebrated days with Summer Solstice at Stonehenge, from your own home.
Stonehenge, near Salisbury, England, is a unique stone circle was erected in the late Neolithic period about 2500 BC and arranged in the iconic circle 200-300 years later.
The largest of Stonehenge stones are 30 feet tall and weigh 25 tons, and are thought to have been brought from miles away. How it was constructed without modern engineering, we will never know – which only perpetuates the mystery surrounding this wonder.
What we do know is that the stones of Stonehenge align with the sun to frame the Northern Hemisphere’s summer and winter solstice. As a result, thousands of people gather at Stonehenge to celebrate the summer solstice and celebrate the longest day of the year, as the sun appears behind the Heel Stone.
The annual celebration of the summer solstice at Stonehenge has been cancelled for 2020. As the caregivers of Stonehenge, the English Heritage organization asks people to not visit the site.
Instead, the English Heritage is livestreaming the sunset and sunrise of the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge on their Facebook page. You can enjoy the sunset on June 20, and sunrise on June 21 from your own home. You’ll get the best view of the sunset on June 20 and the sunrise on June 21, without the international flight and expense.
Tune in for the sunset and sunrise of the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge
Follow the English Heritage Facebook page to get a notification when the events go live. You can also tap ‘Get Reminder’ on the posts so you don’t forget. Livestreams will also be saved so you can watch at a later time.
Due to time zone difference of -5 hours from Stonehenge, the events won’t require you to wake at sunrise in Ohio. But you’ll have to stay up late on the 20th to catch the sunrise on the 21st.
At Stonehenge: 9:26 p.m. on June 20th, 2020
In Ohio: 4:26 p.m. on June 20th, 2020
At Stonehenge: 4:52 a.m. on June 21st, 2020
In Ohio: 11:52 p.m. on June 20th, 2020
The events will go live for at least 30 minutes, so you’ll want to tune in to watch the entire event.
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