Reminder that Manhattanhenge 2015 is tomorrow and Saturday. Manhattanhenge is when the sun sets directly through the center of Manhattan cross streets. There are just a few days a year when the sun is directly in line with the Manhattan street grid, and it happens twice in May and again in July.
It’s called Manhattanhenge, a play on words for Stonehenge. And it’s fascinating to see, with or without a camera and tripod. The Hayden Planetarium’s Neil deGrasse Tyson calls it a unique urban phenomenon in the world, if not the universe.
Starting at just after 8PM, the sun will appear on the western edge of the street, washing the space between the two sides of the street in orange light, until the actual sunset at 8:12PM.
See a half-sun on the grid on Friday, May 29, and full sun on the grid on Saturday, May 30, at 8:12PM.
Click here for the best places to see Manhattanhenge 2015 and the dates in July when Manhattanhenge 2015 repeats.
Let’s hope for picture postcard weather, instead of cloudy or rainy.