Korea's first sunrise of the new Year of the Rabbit will be at 7:26 a.m. on the Dokdo islets, the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute said on Thursday.


The sunrise will occur five minutes later in Ganjeolgot Cape in Ulsan and on the mainland there soon afterward.

A creation greets visitors at Ganjeolgot Cape in Ulsan on Thursday, ahead of the new year. The whale symbolizes the city, and the rabbits the new year. /Yonhap

In Seoul it can be viewed from Mt. Nam at 7:47 a.m., and in Busan from Taejongdae Cliff and Haeundae Beach at 7:32 a.m.


The predictions are for viewers at sea level; those on mountain peaks or hills may see the daybreak a little bit sooner.


For more information, visit the KASI website at http://astro.kasi.re.kr.

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