Manhattanhenge

While hard to beat the thrill of a zombie apocalypse, the city’s bi-annual (as in 2x year, not every other year) Manhattanhenge is definitely up there. And tomorrow!

hey thanks for the pix:  Neil deGrasse Tyson

hey thanks for the pix:
Neil deGrasse Tyson

You know when the Museum of Natural History has Manhattanhenge on their website that this is a straight up, legit science-y happening folks.

When the setting Sun aligns precisely with the Manhattan street grid, creating a radiant glow of light across Manhattan’s brick and steel canyons, simultaneously illuminating both the north and south sides of every cross street of the borough’s grid. A rare and beautiful sight. 

hey thanks for the pix: nbcnews.com

hey thanks for the pix: nbcnews.com

Um in other words, go stand on 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd or 57th street for the best views and remember to look west, as in the sun sets in the west. 8pm sharp.

See you upstate!

Written by gavincovey

July 11th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

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