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Coming This Weekend: Manhattanhenge! – New York News

May 28

Something special is happening this Sunday. Per Neil deGrasse Tyson, who coined the phrase “Manhattanhenge,” what you’re about to see if you stick around is “one of only two occasions when the Sun sets in exact alignment with the Manhattan grid, fully illuminating every single cross-street for the last 15 minutes of daylight.”

Well, that’s kinda cool. This coming Sunday, and, if you happen to be out of town, Monday, July 12, will give you a view with half the sun above and half the sun below the horizon. You’ll also get “Manhattanhenge moments” on May 31 and July 11, where the full sun is above the grid — which might even be cooler.

via Coming This Weekend: Manhattanhenge! – New York News – Runnin’ Scared.

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