CWB to webcast 2010 last sunset, 2011 first sunrise


TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said yesterday that it will broadcast both the last sunset of 2010 and the first sunrise of 2011 live on the Internet, as part of celebrations for the Republic of China’s centennial.

The bureau said it will set up webcast facilities at the Jade Mountain Weather Station and the Orchid Island Weather Station, located on Taiwan’s highest mountain and easternmost outlying island, respectively. Starting from 5:05 p.m. Dec. 31, the Jade Mountain Weather Station will deliver images of the sunset online. Both stations will later webcast the lighting-up ceremonies of logos reading “100” between 11:50 p.m. Dec. 31 and 00:10 a.m. Jan. 1 in celebration of New Year’s Eve. The Orchid Island Weather Station will also webcast the rising sun from 6:10 a.m. on Jan. 1.

According to the CWB, the likely timings for the sunrise visible at the two locations are 6:27 a.m. and 6:30 a.m., respectively. The webcasts can be found at