If you're wondering whether there is a Guinness World Record for "largest gathering of people dressed as the sun", the answer is, yes, and it now belongs to Niagara Falls, Ont. 

The same day as a solar eclipse crossed through Niagara Falls, the city says 309 people clad in red ponchos with yellow suns hanging over their chests gathered on a boat against the backdrop of the iconic falls and in the presence of an official adjudicator to set the new mark. 

A spokesperson for Guinness World Records confirmed the city as the new record-holder. 

In a news release, the city says it took the title from Beijing-headquartered China Life Insurance Company Limited, which achieved the record with 287 participants in 2020. 

Niagara is no stranger to Guinness World Records. 

The "fastest marathon flipping a pancake" belongs to a U.S. man who crossed the Casino Niagara International Marathon finish line in Canada, and a waterpark there holds the record for "most people howling simultaneously".

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 9, 2024.