Manhattanhenge

Manhattanhenge is a solar event where the sun setting over New Jersey aligns perfectly with Manhattan’s grid such that standing in almost any cross street will display the ball of the sun at the bottom of the building canyon. It was popularized by Neil deGrasse Tyson in 2002 and has built a following.

This year’s events are on May 29th and July 12th (tomorrow as I write this). Gary and I plan to get into New York tomorrow to “shoot the shooters.” Gary has informed me that there are numerous Flickr groups devoted to Manhattanhenge and if we get anything interesting we’ll no doubt post it there (and here).

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