Stonehenge’s Summer Solstice Will Be Streamed Online

The sun rising through the stones of Stonehenge.
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Common summer tourist attractions and warm weather events are getting creative in a world of social distancing. Stonehenge’s Summer Solstice is one of them.

In June on the summer solstice, the sun rises through the famous European monument’s apex casting a stream of light through the stones. Typically, the event draws thousands, but given the difficulty of social distancing, the monument will be closed to visitors. You’ll be able to live stream the moment this year thanks to the organization, The English Heritage. They will stream the event on June 21 on social media.

Nichola Tasker, director or Stonehenge, explained in a statement to Insider, that the monument had multiple meetings regarding whether to hold the event but ultimately decided the online viewing was best. He said, “We hope that our [livestream] offers an alternative opportunity for people near and far to connect with this spiritual place at such a special time of year, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back next year.”

[Via Insider]

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