New Yorkers Marvel At ‘Manhattanhenge’ Sunset

New Yorkers Marvel At ‘Manhattanhenge’ Sunset
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New Yorkers gathered at dusk to witness “Manhattanhenge.” The event is a rare alignment of the sun with the east-west street grid that makes the sun appear to set between skyscrapers.

Dozens of people stood to watch the event before 8:30 pm on Wednesday on the corner of 14th and Sixth Avenue.

Manhattanhenge occurs twice in the Northern Hemisphere’s summer, in May and July. It also occurs in winter, but is often obscured by the weather.

The name Manhattanhenge refers to Stonehenge, the prehistoric circle of large stones in southern Britain. The sun crosses the central axis of Stonehenge during the summer and winter solstices.

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