Setting sun alignment photo-ops forecast for Taichung

09/16/2019 12:40 PM
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Taipei, Sept. 16 (CNA) The sunset will align with a street in Taichung, central Taiwan, later this week, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Monday in a release detailing its third forecast of sun alignments across the country this year.

The bureau said the sun alignment in the city will take place from Sept. 18-20 on Gongyi Road (west of Minquan Road) from 5:25 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. on Sept. 18 and three minutes later each day after.

The best time to take a photo, weather permitting, is in the middle of the 20-minute period each day, the bureau added.

The CWB will also hold an event via its app to solicit photos of the view, including when and where they are taken, to improve its future setting sun alignment forecast abilities.

The setting sun alignment, which often takes place on east-west streets in the city's main street grid, has drawn increased interest in recent years as local residents share the information online, attracting large numbers of photographers hoping to capture the view.

There were two such major events earlier this year, in Chiayi in central Taiwan and in Taipei.

The bureau cautioned that people hoping to photograph the moment should wear dark glasses to protect their eyes.

The CWB said it will continue to compile information from members of the public and run astronomical data to provide similar forecasts in the future.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin)

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