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Today's sunset could be nicest of the year in Toronto

Toronto's home to some pretty spectacular sunsets. If you live in a west-facing highrise, you probably enjoy spectacular views and colourful skies on the regular. But today, everyone in the city will have a chance experience a marvelous show when the sun starts to go down.

That's because it's time for Torontohenge, that time when the sunset aligns perfectly with Toronto's east and west streets. This phenomenon actually occurs a few times per year, but if recent sunsets are any indication, this one could be special.

On Saturday evening, for instance, Toronto's skyscraper's were still bathed in gold even as it had become dark outside thanks to the last lingering effects of the sun and its ideal alignment. And often the scene is even more stunning at street level.

Make sure to head outside and take a look at 6:18 p.m.

Toronto's not the only city to get these types of sunsets. New Yorkers go wild for Manhattanhenge, which - as Gothamist reports - Neil deGrasse Tyson first noticed. He calls it "a unique urban phenomenon in the world, if not the universe."

We'll just have to see how Torontohenge stacks up this evening. Fingers crossed that we have mostly clear skies.

Photo by Ronnie Yip.


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