Sun Setting Next to Chicago
On clear days, the Chicago skyline can be seen from the Indiana Dunes in LaPorte County. That's a distance of over 37 miles across Lake Michigan. Click on the image and go to flickr to enlarge it to see the horizon.
Yesterday was different, because it was the first time that I was also able to see the land under the skyline as well. Being up on the 125 foot tall sand dune compensated for the curvature of the earth, which generally only allows you to see about 7 or 8 miles at the horizon. Obviously, if the object is sticking up from the water, you can see it farther away.
Regardless, it was a beautiful sunset.