Sun Turns NYC into ‘Manhattanhenge’ Tonight

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Sun Turns NYC into 'Manhattanhenge' Tonight

New Yorkers will be dealt with to an exceptional sight this evening: Today is one of two days multi year when the setting sun adjusts splendidly with Manhattan’s road framework. As the sun sets on the Big Apple, it will illuminate both the north and south sides of each cross road.

The occasion has been named “Manhattanhenge” for the way it transforms New York City into a Stonehenge-like sun dial.

The sun sets impeccably in accordance with the Manhattan road matrix two times every year, clarifies astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Hayden Planetarium site.

Here are the best survey times for Manhattanhenge 2012:

May 29 at 8:17 p.m. EDT

July 12 at 8:25 p.m. EDT

There are two different days when the sun isn’t superbly lined up with the lattice, yet at the same time puts on a show. On these two days, May 30 and July 11 this year, you see a full sun sitting not too far off when looking down the cross roads, as opposed to the half sphere. Here are the best circumstances to find the full sun setting on New York City:

Sun Turns NYC into 'Manhattanhenge' Tonight

May 30 at 8:16 p.m. EDT

July 11 at 8:24 p.m. EDT

The most ideal approach to watch Manhattanhenge, Tyson says, is to get as far east as conceivable on one of the city’s significant cross boulevards, for example, fourteenth, 23rd, 34th, 42nd or 57th avenues, and look west toward New Jersey. (The roads promptly nearby these wide cross lanes will work fine, as well, however the view won’t be very as shocking.) Standing on 34th or 42nd road gives an especially decent view, as the perspectives incorporate the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. It’s a smart thought to get to your spot 30 minutes early, so you can prevail over the other sun admirers.

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