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Green ray shines for start of spring

Strasbourg Cathedral offers a great chance for visitors and, especially, photographers to catch sight of a twice-a-year phenomenon when, if the sun shines, a ray of green light will fall on the pulpit above the statue of Christ

21 March 2018
The green light falls on the statue of Christ as it will appear tomorrow
By Connexion journalist

Engineer Maurice Rosart first spotted the light, which marks the equinox and the start of spring.

If the sun shines, the light will be visible at just after 11.35 for the next few days, falling lower on the statue as the sun rises each day.

In autumn, for the autumn equinox, visitors can see the green light (again, if the sun shines) in the six days preceding the equinox, which happens at 12.24 on September 23.

Find out more in this article from the March issue of Connexion. 

Green light shines on statue of Christ
The green ray as it appeared on March 20, the spring equinox
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