Manhattanhenge…in the morning…maybe

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)

Manhattanhenge 2014 Flickr Noel loves N.Y

Manhattanhenge 2014: Flickr Noel Y.C. loves N.Y

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

14 Comments on “Manhattanhenge…in the morning…maybe”

  1. Pelelotus says:

    Hope,you get some excellent pictures x

    • dievca says:

      I’ll try — I’m using my phone. Considering purchasing a camera, but I’m still determining how I would use it effectively to know which one to purchase~

  2. esther says:

    wow! hope you get your shot 🙂 xx

  3. What an exciting challenge, a true opportunity for the taking… How interesting that this grid has been identified….wow. Thinkers out there putting the mind to use to capture beautiful things– not to exploit, or maim, or take…(but probably find some profit in there…boo…it was almost a perfect artistic attempt!!) Be sure to share results! 🙂

  4. Ooooh how exciting! You are so brave to get up at this crazy hour… I hope it is amazing! xxx

  5. hispetitelle says:

    That’s so beautiful.


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