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Manhattanhenge

Posted on: July 14th, 2011 by Gerry | 5 Comments

Ok it’s that time of the year again here in NYC. It’s Manhattanhenge (or Manhattan Solstice)! For those who don’t know about it, Manhattanhenge is a semiannual occurrence in which the setting sun aligns with the east–west streets of the main street grid in the borough of Manhattan in New York City.

This was shot the first sunset of Manhattanhenge. On this night the full sun was aligned right in the middle of the avenue.

For the second night of Manhattanhenge I got caught in a rain storm and I ended up with these two shots below. The first one was taken right before rain storm and the second was taken right after the rainstorm…love the rainbow!

5 Responses

  1. ronald — July 15, 2011 at 6:45 AM

    cool , like the drama sky with rain storm comming up. Could be photoshopped and good thing this is real.

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  2. Rob — July 15, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    That’s very interesting to know that you can only get that particular shot for on a few days each year, and why.

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  4. chiung hui — March 29, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    i have a question. tI will visit nyc on july 14
    can i still see this??

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    • Gerry — March 31, 2013 at 11:14 AM

      Hi,
      Here is the info on Manhattanhenge. I took this shot on 42nd Street and 1st Ave (it’s also called Tudor City). I suggest getting there very early, about 2 or 3 hrs before sunset cause it gets really crowded with Photographers. Last year there were people there since 12 noon. Good luck and I may see you there.

      http://www.amnh.org/our-research/hayden-planetarium/resources/manhattanhenge

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