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Happy Manhattanhenge

Happy Manhattenhenge!

I snapped the above photo walking to work this morning west to east on 24th street in Manhattan. The sun was rising in the middle of the street and I was blinded walking, unable to see even a few feet a head.

I put the pic on Facebook and a friend of mine sent me a link about Manhattenhenge:

Since Manhattan’s grid system is aligned in the direction the island points, its east-west streets diverge about 30 degrees from true east and west. This results in Manhattanhenge, which occurs when the sun sets in line with the canyons of buildings on east-west cross streets.

The sites online say this occurs in the summer, but even if it’s not technically Manhattanhenge, it is sure damn close.