“Chicagohenge” bathes the loop in biannual sunset
September 25, 2022
Thursday marked more than the beginning of fall as individuals congregated to the Loop, cameras in hand to view the “Chicagohenge.”
Occurring during the fall and spring equinoxes, the Chicagohenge occurs when the sun settles in perfect alignment between buildings along east-west streets while it rises and sets. While the henge occurs in other cities such as Manhattan, Chicago’s unique street structure allows the event to be viewed twice a year.
Didn’t know about the henge till now? No problem, the anomaly will continue to be visible for several days following the equinox.