Stunning Sunset Phenomenon Only Happens Once A Year & You Won’t Believe The Beauty!

A gorgeous phenomenon where the sunset lines up with the keyhole in a natural arch.

If you’ve seen one sunset, you’ve seen them all, right? Well, that’s not quite true — especially when we’re talking about the glorious sunset phenomenon that occurs every winter in Big Sur, California! This area is home to the beautiful Pfeiffer Beach, where an archway causes a light show like no other. Once a year, the setting sun lines up perfectly with the keyhole in the natural formation, creating a breathtaking view.

According to SFGate, this stunning sunset phenomenon lasts for just a few minutes each day. Tourists have a few weeks in late December and early January to try and capture photos or videos of the spectacular occurrence. On cloudy days, viewers often go home disappointed.


It’s that time of the year when the sun lines up with keyhole and lasts for couple of weeks 🔥 #california #sunset #bigsur #visitcalifornia #canonusa #teamcanon @canonusa #beautifuldestinations #earth

♬ original sound – Mark Bouldoukian

Photographer Mark Bouldoukian managed to get a fantastic clip of Pfeiffer Beach’s famous sunset phenomenon on TikTok. Commenters can’t believe how beautiful this footage is! One user even called the keyhole “the door to heaven.”

“Mother nature at its best,” another person wrote.

A gorgeous phenomenon where the sunset lines up with the keyhole in a natural arch.
Screengrab from TikTok

We’re so lucky to live on a planet with beautiful sunsets and naturally-occurring phenomena like this glorious light show. Mother Nature never ceases to astound us!

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