Breathtaking Time-Lapse Showing Summer Solstice Sunrise Will Give You Wanderlust
Guys, I have a secret obsession with sunrises. THERE, I SAID IT.
Sometimes, I'll willingly set my alarm clock for ungodly hours of the morning just so I can peek outside my window and catch a glimpse of the sunrise -- and when I lived by the beach, I'd sit in the sand with a cup of coffee and watch the sun coming over the ocean on the reg.
It sounds exhausting, but I swear it never gets old.
After watching a recent video of the sun rising above Stonehenge during the 2017 summer solstice, I was blown away and immediately felt the need to break out my passport and hop on a plane to England.
The video, which was taken early in the morning on Wednesday, June 21, captures the sun rising over Stonehenge. For those of you who haven't broken out your history books in a hot minute, Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England.
It's believed to have been built to highlight the rising of the sun on summer solstice, and every year, people gather around the historic monument to watch the sunrise on the special day.
It's been reported by Independent 13,000 people attended the event this year to watch the sun rise at approximately 4:52 a.m. -- and quite frankly, I wish I was one of them.
Like I said, I have serious FOMO after seeing all these photos. The celebration looks truly beautiful.
However, what's even more beautiful than the photos is the time-lapse video of the sun rising over the the monument.
English Heritage tweeted the 30-second video early in the morning on June 21, and it's drawn a lot of attention by Twitter users with a soft spot for sunrises (like myself).
Thanks to the organization, everyone who wasn't able to see the sunrise in person is able to watch the annual event in less than a minute.
Go ahead. Sit back, relax, and enjoy it.
It's breathtaking, isn't it? I know I'm biased because I love sunrises, but you have to admit this is a special video.
Not only is the solstice gorgeous AF, but it also signifies the beginning of summer and the longest day of the year.
If you're wondering what to do with the extra hours of sunlight today, check out these options.
Enjoy the sunshine, ya'll! I'm going to go watch this video another hundred times.