Manhattanhenge Returns To NYC For Last Time This Year
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New Yorkers Friday evening were in the midst of the second and final pair of Manhattanhenge sunsets of the year.
One Manhattanhenge sunset occurred at 8:24 p.m. Friday, and another will occur at 8:25 p.m. Saturday.
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The phenomenon — also known as the Manhattan Solstice — occurs when the setting sun aligns precisely with the Manhattan street grid, creating a radiant glow of light.
The best view is on the wider crosstown streets, such as 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd and 57th streets.
The term Manhattanhenge was coined by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, a native New Yorker.
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