Thursday, May 29, 2008


As noted in Gothamist and elsewhere, Manhattanhenge occured tonight. Manhattanhenge (or the Manhattan Solstice) occurs twice each year when the setting sun aligns with the east-west streets on the island of Manhattan (which are offset 28.9° from true east-west).

You don't have to wait long for the next Manhattanhenge sunset. It's on July 12.

Manhattanhenge sunset in front of our apartment on 89th street.

1 comment:

johnrob said...

Wow - somehow that picture makes me feel like I am looking at the real sun. I've never experienced that in a photo before. I need to rest my eyes for a minute now...