Microsoft Rewards Bing Quiz: We’re marking the equinox as the sun sets between these skyscrapers. Where are we?
The skyscrapers of Chicago perfectly frame the setting sun during Chicagohenge, which occurs twice a year during the equinox. When day and night are equal, the path of the sun aligns with the city’s grid, as it rises and sets along the east- and west-facing streets of the Windy City.
The correct answer to this quiz is Chicago.
Microsoft Rewards Bing Quiz: ‘Chicagohenge’ is a nod to Stonehenge, the ancient stone structure in…
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument of vertical and horizontal stones set on a plateau in Wiltshire, England. Archaeologists believe it was built about 5,000 years ago. It’s thought that Stonehenge functioned as a kind of scientific observatory, since the stones are aligned to the movements of the sun. They frame the winter and summer solstices, but might also have allowed prediction of the equinox and other celestial events.
The correct answer to this quiz is England.
Microsoft Rewards Bing Quiz: In Chicago, the sun rises over what body of water?
A Lake Michigan
B Lake Superior
C Lake Erie
To the east of Chicago lies Lake Michigan, whose shores greet the rising sun.
The correct answer to this quiz is Lake Michigan.