Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Get Ready For Manhattanhenge!

Be Prepared For Manhattanhenge! May 29-30 -- Red Orbit

On Tuesday evening, residences and onlookers in Manhattan will be treated to a sunset spectacle known as Manhattanhenge.

During the event, a half sun will align itself perfectly with the city’s 201-year-old grid at 8:17 p.m. as it sets right in line with the streets of Manhattan in New York.

The steel construction echoes a similar effect created by Stonehenge, as the ancient arrangement matches the direction of the midsummer sunrise and midwinter sunset.

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Update: Last night was a disappointment.

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