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Judi Lynn

(161,430 posts)
Sun May 29, 2022, 07:08 AM May 2022

Sun Sets in Perfect Alignment With New York Grid To Create 'Manhattanhenge'

BY ARISTOS GEORGIOU ON 5/29/22 AT 6:00 AM EDT

In the coming days, the sun will set in perfect alignment with Manhattan's street grid to create the stunning phenomenon that has been dubbed "Manhattanhenge."

This phenomenon takes place on four evenings every year, providing spectacular photo opportunities for New Yorkers and visitors alike.

The term refers to England's Stonehenge, which was built in such a way that on the day of the summer solstice, the sun rises in perfect alignment with several of the stones.

"Manhattanhenge is a name coined by Neil deGrasse Tyson for the days of the year when the sun sets perfectly aligned with the grid of Manhattan. So, it is perfectly framed by the concrete jungle of this great city," Jacqueline Faherty, an astrophysicist from the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York told Newsweek.

More:
https://www.newsweek.com/sun-sets-perfect-alignment-new-york-grid-create-manhattanhenge-1710972?piano_t=1

See many excellent "Manhattanhenge" photos at google images at this link:

https://tinyurl.com/ywmfvbu8

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Sun Sets in Perfect Alignment With New York Grid To Create 'Manhattanhenge' (Original Post) Judi Lynn May 2022 OP
I used to live on W. 50th St. and see that before they even had a name for it. It's beautiful Walleye May 2022 #1
What an extraordinary gift to start my day. Thank you so very much for this niyad May 2022 #2
we do that in chi, too. mopinko May 2022 #3
Good grief! I went to google images and put "chicagohenge" in, and was amazed! Judi Lynn May 2022 #4
you're welcome. pro tip- mopinko May 2022 #5

niyad

(116,247 posts)
2. What an extraordinary gift to start my day. Thank you so very much for this
Sun May 29, 2022, 08:43 AM
May 2022

moment of stunning beauty.

Now off to share with many. Have a wonderful day.

mopinko

(71,009 posts)
3. we do that in chi, too.
Sun May 29, 2022, 10:40 AM
May 2022

every year, day after solstice, there are shots on fb of the sun through the skyscrapers.

Judi Lynn

(161,430 posts)
4. Good grief! I went to google images and put "chicagohenge" in, and was amazed!
Mon May 30, 2022, 01:57 AM
May 2022

Chicago Henge images:

https://tinyurl.com/2pemy289


While I tried to find a Kansas City Henge, striking out, I DID find an Arctic Henge!

Here's the great link:

https://tinyurl.com/23mpx5d2

Several photos from Arctic Henge:







Thanks for the Chicago Henge mention, Mopinko!

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