Golden Hour Days Return To Boston This Weekend

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — For those who have been waiting, longer days in Boston may soon be a reality, and with that comes a phenomenon that photographers alike refer to as Golden hour! According to Oxford’s Dictionary, golden hour is defined as the period of time just after sunrise or just before sunset when the light is infused with red and gold tones”.  

In Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, the Golden hour tradition is taken to a whole new level with people getting their tripods and cameras ready to capture something called Bostonhenge. This is when the sun nestles itself between skyscraper buildings and is optimal for excellent photo opportunities.  

It is advised that if you venture out to take photos of the sun, you do not stare directly at it for a long period of time. According to National Geographic, “looking directly at the sun can cause permanent eye damage in less than a minute.” 

To best view the Bostonhenge phenomenon, clear conditions are a necessity. The National Weather Service suggests that Sunday, around 5 p.m. will offer the best viewing conditions.  

 WBZ's Jay Willett (@JayWillettWBZ) reports. 

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