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Crowds marvel at Double Sunset

People gather at Glutton Bridge to catch a glimpse of the mysterious Double Sunset. Photo contributed.

People gather at Glutton Bridge to catch a glimpse of the mysterious Double Sunset. Photo contributed.

A crowd of around 100 people gathered at Glutton Bridge, near Longnor, on Saturday evening to catch a sighting of the mysterious Double Sunset.

The phenomenon, which is said to be only visible on or around the summer solstice, was witnessed at viewing points on the B5053 in Glutton Bridge, and an hour later at Lowe Hill, on the southeastern outskirts of Leek, where 80 people gathered to see the solar spectacle.

Jeff Kent, an expert on the phenomenon and author of the book The Mysterious Double Sunset, said the Chrome Hill occurrence was “at its superb best”.

“There was a magnificent 20 minute occurrence in a completely cloudless sky, with the whole of the sun reappearing from the steep northeastern slope of the spectacular Chrome Hill after setting on its summit, followed by a second sunset in the valley below,” he added.

 
 
 

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