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Manhattanhenge, also known as the Manhattan Solstice, is a captivating event in which the setting or rising sun aligns precisely with the east-west streets of Manhattan, New York City. Coined by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, it draws parallels to the alignment of Stonehenge. Occurring twice a year around the summer and winter solstices, the phenomenon is a result of Manhattan’s urban canyons and its grid system, which is rotated 29° clockwise from true east-west. Streets like 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd, and 57th align perfectly with the striking view of Manhattanhenge.



Manhattanhenge is celebrated annually on the days the sunset aligns with 42nd Street in New York

Author: Nat Days

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