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    Twice a year, New Yorkers get a chance to experience “Manhattanhenge”, the occurrence where the setting sun aligns perfectly with east-west streets.

    The term is derived from Stonehenge in the UK, where the sun aligns with the huge circular formation of stones on the solstices. The “Manhattanhenge” name was popularized in 2002 by Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History.

    If you missed it don’t worry, a second date this year is expected to take place on Monday, July 11 through Wednesday, July 13 at around 8:25 p.m.

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    1. David85Williams 35 months ago | reply

      Wow thats very cool. I like quite near Stone Henge in the UK. Its stunning at sunset and sunrise!

    2. tramsteer 35 months ago | reply

      What an event, lovely colours.

    3. Pkabz 35 months ago | reply

      great shot! missed it yesterday, have to remember it in July and hope the sky will be clear that day!

    4. totonrw 35 months ago | reply

      I like it.
      nice

    5. B.I.L.NYC 35 months ago | reply

      that's beautiful.

    6. johanlb 35 months ago | reply

      Wonderful shot

    7. Fonzie's cousin 35 months ago | reply

      This is just perfect.

    8. tomhardertime [deleted] 35 months ago | reply

      Your photostream is absolutely wonderful! Thanks for sharing your talent.

    9. numb - Hey Man Nice Shot 35 months ago | reply

      this is the best manhttanhenge picture i have seen. i am going next time!

    10. HierosGamos 35 months ago | reply

      I was not aware of this--but it makes perfect sense--and that it would occur twice--equidistant--about 20 days each--from the solstice.

    11. ~~AragornPrime~~ 35 months ago | reply

      fantastic composition, framing and wonderful colors

    12. Wong Sim 35 months ago | reply

      this is very nice...so you're using D7000 now...

    13. R-Joy's Photos 35 months ago | reply

      Superb shot of Manhattan sunset!

    14. Dana Yi 34 months ago | reply

      OH MY GOD!!! Honestly, out of all the Manhattenhenge shots I have seen THIS is definitely my favorite. SIMPLY AMAZING!!!

    15. light detail 22 months ago | reply

      spectacular... what a canyon

    16. holloway steve 14 months ago | reply

      I shouldn't fave it because it's a sunset but I have. Nicely seen and taken.

    17. alexdominguez [deleted] 13 months ago | reply

      Increible imagen. Alejandro

    18. Crisco Mixo 5 months ago | reply

      Its awesome but I hardly view the area as nice as it once was.

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