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'Manhattanhenge' sunsets coming to New York

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NEW YORK, May 28 (UPI) -- "Manhattanhenge," a twice-yearly phenomenon named by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, will be visible on the streets of New York during the coming weekend.

Tyson said Manhattanhenge, the Stonehenge-inspired term he coined in 2001 for the times when the sunset aligns exactly with the grid of streets in Manhattan, will be visible in half-sun form Friday evening and the full sun version will be visible Saturday.

The phenomenon will repeat with a full sun July 12 and half sun July 13.

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Too bad I wont be out in Manhattan friday and saturday. I'll bet that's
really something to witness! Never even knew there was such a thing
anyway.

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me and the wife , we love a nice sunset. living so close to the ocean, we can see the sun set beyond the tall san francisco skyscrapers

 
 
 

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On 5/28/2015, 11:06:15, Storm64 said:

me and the wife , we love a nice sunset. living so close to the ocean, we can see the sun set beyond the tall san francisco skyscrapers

 
 
 

That's nice, but I don't get to see the sunsets over the ocean, but I do get to see
the sunrise over the ocean.

Verrazano Narrows Sunrise Staten Island, NYC: The following is not over the ocean,
but instead from Staten Island looking towards Brooklyn.

 

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