Last week, cloudy weather spoiled this year’s Manhattanhenge, the twice-annual phenomenon when the setting sun perfectly aligns with Manhattan’s east-west grid, affording a clear view of the sunset between skyscrapers.
Unsurprisingly, it’s the Instagram event of the year.
But now there’s reason to rejoice. Mapmakers CartoDB realized that as all neighborhoods have a slightly different alignment, there are technically multiple “henge days” throughout the year. With NYCHenge, the company has created a stylish interactive map that predicts the “mini-henges” that occur throughout the city on various dates.
The map extends to Brooklyn as well; “you can start a new day like GreenpiontHenge or ParkslopeHenge at the next meeting of the Brooklyn Vermiculturists,” Carto DB suggests in a blog post. We’ll consider it.
(H/T The Atlantic Cities)