We could go on about the myriad of truly unique features of our fair city. The architecture, the food, the people, the culture, the giant lake we live on- sometimes even the sports teams. But I digress...Peak humblebrag disclaimers really apply when the City of Big Shoulders meets Mother Nature. That is something truly spectacular to behold-
That is the sunburst magic of Chicagohenge.
Photo Credit: Barry Butler
We get to see that fiery orb and gravity do their slow waltz twice a year during the spring and autumn equinoxes. "Because Chicago’s streets are built on a grid system that is aligned with the compass, on the equinox, we can see the Sun rise and set perfectly down our streets.", says the Adler Planetarium. The best days to view Chicagohenge this fall are September 20 – 23. Fingers crossed the weather will cooperate.
Get your cameras out and get ready to block some traffic.
Photo Credit: Benjamin Cruz Photography