Monday, May 28, 2018

Manhattanhenge is almost here

This phenomenon occurs twice a year when the sun sets directly in line with Manhattan's grid. This year, Manhattanhenge will be on view on Wednesday, 30 May at 8:12 pm and Thursday, 12 July 8:20 pm.

You have to be on the grid of Manhattan to see the event. Astrophysicist Jacqueline Faherty, senior scientist at the AMNH, shares advice for anyone who wants to see it for themselves:
“It is all about the angle. If you go off the grid by even a degree you will be out of alignment. You can watch from beyond the grid, in Brooklyn for instance. As long as you can see all the way across Manhattan to New Jersey, you will catch the event.”

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