Sunday, June 07, 2009

Manhattanhenge

Twice a year, the sunset lines up with New York City's street grid -- making for spectacular views. Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York, identified the cosmic event over a decade ago and coined it Manhattanhenge. Last weekend was the first Manhattanhenge of 2009 -- we watched the sun from 42nd street, along with about 50 other astronomical enthusiasts
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For those who want to plan to see the next one, the next Manhattanhenge for this year will be July 11th and 12th.

More info:Scifri Videos: Manhattanhenge: Watch A Star Align. Also thanks to the NPR: Shuffle podcast, where I learned about this.

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