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Time-lapse: Sun rises over Great American Ball Park on Reds Opening Day

Posted at 7:09 PM, Apr 01, 2021

CINCINNATI — After more than a week of spring weather, Mother Nature played an April Fools' joke on Reds fans Thursday when unseasonably cold temperatures led to snow flurries mixed with sunshine for Opening Day.

The flurries are difficult to see in this time-lapse video, but the fans aren't as they streamed into The Banks and then the ballpark in the hours leading up to the first pitch.

Here's a time-lapse video overlooking Great American Ball Park, shot from nearby Scripps Center between the pre-dawn hours and the 4:10 p.m. first pitch:

Time-lapse: Sun rises (and snow falls) over Great American Ball Park on

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