May 16, 2008

Niagara Falls at Night

Niagara Falls are the beautiful waterfalls on the Niagara River. It is the most powerful waterfall in North America. It is situated in the international border separating the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. Niagara Falls is composed of two major sections parted by Goat Island: Horseshoe Falls, on the Canadian side of the border and American Falls on the United States side.

Niagara Falls were formed when glaciers receded at the end of the Wisconsin glaciation (the last ice age), and water from the newly-formed Great Lakes. The Horseshoe Falls drop about 173 feet (53 m). The American Falls drop about 70 feet (21 m). The larger Horseshoe Falls are about 2,600 feet (792 m) wide, while the American Falls are 1,060 feet (323 m) wide. More than six million cubic feet (168,000 m³) of water fall over the crest line every minute in high flow, and almost 4 million cubic feet (110,000 m³) on average.

The Niagara falls face directly toward the Canadian shore. So, the most complete views of Niagara Falls are available from the Canadian shoreline. From the Canadian side, floodlights illuminate both sides of the Falls for several hours after dark, until midnight. In this blog post, we are trying to include some of the spectacular views of Niagara falls at night. Enjoy.


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