Five Photos of 2011 Washington “DC Henge” Near Chinatown Friendship Arch

“Because D.C.’s lettered streets downtown run exactly east-west, we can see the sun rise and set directly between the buildings, twice a year at the spring and autumn equinoxes.” DC Henge Due to Get Rained Out

In spite of yesterday’s prediction, here are some photos:


Several days before, looking east…


…then the autumn equinox, September 23 evening, the sun reflecting back from glass-surfaced building many blocks away…


…same reflection seen parallel with sidewalk…


…then looking west toward the Friendship Arch from several blocks away…



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