Today is One of Two ‘Manhattanhenge’ Days

34th St, July 13, 2011

The sunset tonight will be perfectly aligned with the street grid of Manhattan–meaning that, as it goes down, the sun will be fully visible on both sides of each one of the island’s cross streets (as the sun is with the stones of Stonehenge on the summer solstice). The other such day this year is July 12–but why wait so long? Sneak out of the bar (or the office) to check out the disc balanced perfectly above your horizon.