By Jeffrey T. Mason

Every year around the Spring and Autumnal equinoxes, the sun sets directly to the west.

Chicago is built on a grid. Most of our streets are parallel to either the equator or the prime meridian. That means you can see the sunset occur directly above any east/west street, creating a silhouette out of the skyscrapers.

It’s a pretty cool look known as “Chicagohenge.”

floyd VIDEO: Youve Heard Of Chicagohenge, But What Is It?

(Photo: Floyd McCraney / CBS Chicago)

Photographers are ALL over this, usually more in September than March…since it’s a tad warmer. (This year takes that to a whole new level!)

Grab your cameras and join them just before 6:45 tonight. Then, post your pics to social media. It will be MUCH better than all the political posts I’m desperately trying to avoid!!!

CLICK HERE to learn more about Chicagohenge.


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