Mahattanhenge, tonight (w/pics)

One of the things I appreciated most about life in Manhattan:

One clear Summer night after work, I walked out of a 5th avenue office building just in time to catch the sunset. What made this sunset most spectacular was that occurred during Manhattanhenge, that twice a year occurrence when the sun is alignment makes it visible, simultaneously, from every street in Manhattan. Looking west just before sunset you can catch the sun between the steel canyons that otherwise obscure such a view.
This year it occurs tonight and tomorrow at 8:12 EDT, and will recur again July 12 and 13

For more on the science that makes this happen click this link to the American Museum of Natural History’s site, or ignore the tech stuff and enjoy these pics of past alignments.

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