June 21, 2016 1:53 PM EDT

Thousands of people visit Stonehenge each year to celebrate the summer solstice, the official start of the summer. Around 12,000 people came to the historic site to watch the sunrise and welcome the year’s longest day, according to the BBC, down from around 23,000 in 2015. The drop in numbers was likely due to the solstice falling on a weekday as well as poor weather the day before, the BBC said.


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