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Stonehenge Will Livestream the Summer Solstice for the First Time Ever

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It seems like travelers won’t be able to make their usual Stonehenge pilgrimage for the summer solstice in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. But the English Heritage organization has devised the next best thing: a livestream.

The county of Wiltshire, England is a sleepy enclave that happens to be home to one of the world’s most famous monuments. Though its intended purpose remains unknown, Stonehenge’s ancient pagan origins have a mystical element that makes it a prime location for celebrating the summer solstice––also known as midsummer––when the earth reaches its maximum tilt toward the sun. As a measure of safety against Covid-19, English Heritage, which is charged with the site’s care, has opted for a digital gathering instead.

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