Chicago, IL – Spectacular Chicagohenge Phenomenon Shines on City’s East-West Streets Through March 22nd


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Chicago, IL – Chicagoans are set to enjoy the splendor of Chicagohenge, an enthralling natural spectacle, as it graces the city’s east-west streets at the moments of sunrise and sunset, starting today and continuing through March 22.

According to Adler Planetarium, this awe-inspiring event aligns with the spring equinox, which is the precise moment when day and night are approximately equal in length. During Chicagohenge, the sun will rise and set in perfect alignment with Chicago’s east and west street grid, creating an urban Stonehenge effect with the horizon. This alignment promises to cast a golden hue across the cityscape, offering breathtaking views and exceptional photography opportunities.

The best visibility is just after the local sunrise and just before sunset, transforming the typically bustling streets into corridors of radiant light. The phenomenon is a reminder of the city’s deep connection to architectural precision and cosmic occurrences. 

Enthusiasts recommend finding a clear view along one of the broader streets for the full experience. While the event is an annual occurrence, the clear March skies provide an especially crisp backdrop for the sun’s dramatic cameo. 

As residents of the Windy City pause to admire the celestial display, the fleeting beauty of Chicagohenge continues to be a beloved marker of spring’s arrival in Chicago.


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