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Manhattanhenge: the video

Twice a year, the sunset in Manhattan is perfectly aligned with the east-west streets in this borough's grid. Today was one of those days. This video looks west along 42nd Street, viewed from the Tudor City overpass at 42nd and 1st.

 

As you can see, there were actually people standing in the middle of this heavily trafficked street to get a glimpse of the phenomenon that is Manhattenhenge.

 

# 61 on Explore, 11/20/08.

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Uploaded on May 30, 2008