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Mount Fuji Shining Bright Like a Diamond

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Mount Fuji Shining Bright Like a Diamond

Fuji aficionados rushed to get their cameras set up to see the sun rising over Mount Fuji, creating a dazzling diamond-like form.

Known as the “Diamond Fuji” phenomenon, photographers both amateur and professional flocked to Fujikawa to get the best vantage point.

The diamond appeared at about 7:20 AM as the sun rose over Mount Fuji. A few clouds floated in the sky, but conditions were nearly perfect. Depending on the weather, Diamond Fuji can be seen from a variety of locations around the Winter Solstice.