Spectacular September sunrise in Washington, D.C.


Sunrise in Washington, D.C.: September 20, 2012, 7:01 a.m. (Kevin Ambrose)

On the equinox, the moment of sunrise perfectly aligns with the monuments and landmarks on the Mall, but by the time the sun moves above the horizon, it has angled to the right and is not perfectly aligned. By photographing the sunrise a few days before equinox, the sun will line up better with the monuments when it has risen above the horizon.

See below for more photos of this morning’s pre-equinox sky...


Sunrise in Washington, D.C.: September 20, 2012, 7:01 a.m. (Kevin Ambrose)

Dawn in Washington, D.C.: September 20, 2012, 6:21 a.m. (Kevin Ambrose)

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