Images of Manhattanhenge – 5/30/12

Posted by LG On May - 30 - 2012

Yes Virginia, there was a Manhattanhenge -- 5/29/12 -- even under the massive clouds

A picture from this evening’s half sun Manhattanhenge — something that looked like it was gonna be a complete bust due to the massive clouds  –  taken from above.  Between the buildings, Google HQ on the right, and in a direct line with the street below,  you can see  the setting pinkish orange half sun on the other side of the little strip of the Hudson.   The picture is a little blurry because it was taken one handed over a railing so that I could show at least a little piece of the street in line with the sun.  So even though it seemed to be a washout at ground level,  yes, there was a Manhattanhenge after all, at least from my vantage point!

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Sunset the day before Manhattanhenge

Posted by LG On May - 28 - 2012

Manhattanhenge Day 1, July 12, 2011

Posted by LG On July - 12 - 2011

Here are some shots of “Manhattanhenge” (when the setting sun aligns with the east / west streets on the NYC grid) that I took on 14th Street on July 12, 2011:

Manhattanhenge in the distance From 14th Street July 12, 2011

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Here are some of my images from what’s known as “Manhattanhenge” when the setting sun aligns with the east / west streets on the NYC grid.  This year’s first Manhattanhenge was on 5/30/11 when the setting half sun could be seen from the middle of NYC cross streets and the second, with the full sun seen setting, was on 5/31.  I caught it from 14th and 5th Avenue.  (Another occurs in July 11-12).

It was amazing to watch!

 

Manhattanhenge #1, Full sun, 14th & 5th Ave

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