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The Sun Sets on Jupiter

Even if summer in South Florida is a mix of sub volcanic days and sadistic levels of afternoon rainfall, we still have our sunsets as respite. In those moments, just before that brutal orb retires for the evening, the skies hum with a pink radiance. Plumes of orange and red extend from the hot point and fill the sky like art deco run amok. It’s a beautiful sight from just about anywhere along the Gold Coast, but even more profound from the top of the Jupiter Lighthouse (500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter). On the last Wednesday of every month the Jupiter Inlet Museum extends its hours to offer a sunset tour of the still functional lighthouse. Aside from gazing out as the sun falls over the inlet, visitors get to see how the lighthouse operates as the massive lens inside the watch room roars to life by night. The tour costs $15, and you need to make reservations beforehand by calling 561-747-8380.

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