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Niagara Falls is a set of massive waterfalls located on the Niagara River, on the border between the United States and Canada. It is the most powerful waterfall in North America and, possibly, the best-known in the world.

The Falls are illuminated nightly from 21:00 until midnight every day of the year.

The Niagara Falls were first illuminated in 1860 to honor the visit of the Prince for Wales.
Illumination of the Falls using electricity first occurred in January, 1879.

Currently a total of 21 xenon lights, each with a 76-centimetre (30 inch) diameter, are used to illuminate the Falls in a rainbow of colors.

Instead of a tripod I had to use a fence – this place is extremely overcrowded, 10 sec. exposure time, ISO 200, 21:55.

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