This phenomenon happens during sunrise or sunset when the sun appears to rest directly above the mountain's peak. It typically occurs between October and February.
A Magical Sight
As the setting sun peered over the summit at around 4:40 pm, groups of people gathered on the beach with their smartphones and cameras to witness this magical sight.
Haruka Kimura, an office worker from Kasukabe City, Saitama Prefecture, was among the spectators. "I had heard of Diamond Fuji, but this is my first time seeing it," Kimura exclaimed, her eyes beaming as she gazed at the orange "diamond."
According to the park's spokesperson, 157 people visited the park that day. The next opportunity to witness "Diamond Fuji" is expected to be on February 14, 2024.
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Author: The Sankei Shimbun