Manhattanhenge…in the morning…maybePosted: May 29, 2015
dievca is going to try to do it her way tomorrow…or the next day…
she’s located on the westside of Manhattan and doesn’t want to deal with the chaos of trying to stand with the crowds on the eastside for the “real” sunset Manhattanhenge.
dievca is going to try to capture the morning Manhattenhenge on 34th street…wish her luck.
If it goes well — you ALL will see the results! (she’s got two dates to get it right~)
Here is a great photo from last year and what Neil deGrasse Tyson (American astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium) describes as a unique NYC phenomenon. (click on his name for the full description, short description below)
In short, Manhattanhenge is when the sunset aligns perfectly with the city’s grid. This happens twice a year with a full sun, and twice a year with a half sun—all four times the sun illuminates both the north and south sides of every cross street of the borough’s grid. It is our Stonehenge, and deGrasse Tyson has declared it to be “a unique urban phenomenon in the world, if not the universe.”
Half Sun on the Grid
Friday, May 29 8:12 P.M. EDT
Monday, July 13 8:21 P.M. EDT
Full Sun on the Grid
Saturday, May 30 8:12 P.M. EDT
Sunday, July 12 8:20 P.M. EDT