For the First Time in History: Summer Solstice Live Stream This Saturday

Posted on 16th Jun 2020. In

hulki-okan-tabak-er2e8MT914w-unsplash-1024x683

Is spending the summer solstice at Stonehenge on your bucket list? Good news, English Heritage will (virtually) make your wish come true this Saturday 20th June.

Every year, thousands of people from around the world flock to Stonehenge for the summer solstice. However, due to the coronavirus, this year’s solstice will be celebrated virtually: for the first time in history, you can watch the last sunset of spring and the first sunrise of summer as it’s broadcast live from Stonehenge – for free.

The Facebook live stream will start 30 minutes before sunset on Saturday 20th June (around 21:26 BST) and will finish after the sunrise on Sunday 21st June (around 04:52 BST). If you can’t face the thought of missing a night’s sleep, fear not: the full video will be saved and uploaded on Facebook.

The summer solstice is the day in which one of the Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt towards the sun and we have the longest day of daylight of the year. It happens twice a year – in June (Northern Hemisphere) and in December (Southern Hemisphere).

As Stonehenge director Nichola Tasker told the Salisbury Journal, ‘We hope that our live stream 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.’

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Claire Robinson Founder of Weekend Candy
Your weekend starts here, baby
Brilliant experiences, easy breezy itineraries, inspired spaces to stay, imaginative things to do and extraordinary places to visit. In short, your go-to destination for an incredible UK weekend or mid-weeker. Funny, honest and unfiltered - jump in.
CLAIRE, CHIEF WEEKENDER
About
Screen-Shot-2022-11-02-at-14.48.57
Sign up now!

FREE - 20 Great British Weekends eBook

Join our weekenders community and get a complete seasonal short breaks guide - FREE. Includes messing about on boats in spring, dinosaur-hunting in summer, cider tasting in autumn, quiet beaches in winter – all tried and tested by us!



Booking.com

Instagram Stories

Hook up on instagram - /weekendcandy


Have you seen
these yet?
The Weekend Edit & The Weekend Mini
Join our weekenders community and get a FREE Great British Weekends eBook!