The full power and beauty of nature can be incredible, and that's especially the case when we're treated to some jaw-dropping sunsets.
At times, it can look like the entire sky is on fire, illuminated with orange and reddish glows. Other times, there's the perfect mix of clouds and color to completely overload the senses.
A solid sunset also provides a picturesque setting in which to sit back, relax and take it all in at the end of a long day. And with 22,000 acres of land in the District, there are plenty of places to find the perfect spot to do so.
For those whose time is at a premium, the hours-long visual display can be compressed into less than 60 seconds.
Behold the power of the time lapse.
While water locations tend to lend themselves to some of the most beautiful sunsets we've ever seen, there's still plenty of opportunities to be wowed inland.
It's really just a matter of perspective.
Here's a look at some of our favorites: