Sunday, June 07, 2009


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

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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