Did You Know…Manhattanhenge

Did you know…

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Manhattanhenge (also known as Manhattan Solstice) is a phenomenon known for the setting sun aligns with Manhattan’s east-west streets. It gives a dramatic effect which has been compared to the same phenomenon at England’s ancient Stonehenge. It is a favorite event for people to photograph in New York when it occurs. …Don’t Live near Manhattan; this same phenomenon actually happens in a lot of large cities. Why….because most cities are laid out in a grid pattern with few to no curvy roads.

For other odd ball pieces of photographic information (potentially useless but still fun), check out the Did you Know and Quotes Categories of my page. I will be posting one or two a week.

To all the shutterbugs…Happy Shooting!

1 thought on “Did You Know…Manhattanhenge

  1. Dennis Wagoner

    Yeah, we have the same thing here – except it is when the highway lines up with the sunset and hits me in the face on the way home from work! I do not have any pictures yet, but it will be a great one (as long as I am not driving directly into it!)

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