Taipei, A setting sun alignment in Taipei drew a large crowd on Friday as the sky finally cleared up after days of rain.
The view was captured on Emei St. (west of Xining S. Road) and Zhongxiao E. and W. Road. It will be visible again at the first location for the next two days, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said.
It forecast fair weather over the weekend.
Observation conditions will be optimal between 5:56 p.m. and 6:16 p.m. on Saturday, as well as between 5:53 p.m. and 6:13 p.m. on Sunday, the bureau said.
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, drawing hordes of photographers hoping to capture the view. The bureau also 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.
The next alignment is forecast to take place in Dajia District in central Taiwan's Taichung City around mid-May, the bureau said.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel