Enjoy the winter solstice from the comfort of your own home this year.
In true 2020 style, the winter solstice will be live streamed from Stonehenge next week. The epic event usually brings thousands of people to the ancient site every year to watch the midwinter sun rise and set over the standing stones. However, thanks to Covid-19, this year’s celebration will be a little different. It’s not all doom and gloom though, English Heritage are bringing the solstice celebration to us through their upcoming live stream.
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The winter solstice marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year! It also happens to be the start of astronomical winter, which is shocking considering it’s been bloody freezing for weeks. Stonehenge has been the place to go to celebrate the occasion for centuries. Watching the sun rise behind the Heel Stone and capturing the rays of sunlight gathering in the centre is nothing short of magical – and we’re all invited to watch this year.