Following our complaint that everyone was sent away from the stone circle before the actual solstice, English Heritage released this:

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“Right now (10.13 am) is the exact moment of the #solstice, when the earth is tilted nearest to the sun. It also marks the official start of summer.”

Hmmm. But if it’s a sufficiently auspicious moment to publish a picture of it, how come people weren’t allowed to experience it for themselves? The solstice is a reality, not an administrative inconvenience.

Maybe next year?

See also Stonehenge – the hijacking of perception?