It is that time of year again. Optimal viewing of the “light-through-two-windows” event at The Tower occurs on the Winter Solstice, which is December 21 this year. But as solstice means “sun stand-still” the lighting spectacle can be witnessed for a dozen or so days before and after December 21. Sunrise is around 7:10 and the light shines through the two windows around 7:30. The viewing spot is on the walkway in the extreme Northwest corner of Touro Park.
And remember, never look directly at the sun, even through the viewfinder of a camera. It is OK to watch it on an LCD screen of a digital camera, but not the viewfinder. Sun viewing glasses are available at the Newport Tower Museum ar 152 Mill Street, 50 steps northeast of the Tower.