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New Yorkers experience Manhattanhenge on 30 May, a phenomenon when the sun is aligned with the east-west streets of the main street grid of Manhattan, New York,
Manhattanhenge, when the sun aligns perfectly with the street grid, illuminating both the north and south sides of every cross street in the borough. This occasion occurs just twice a year.
The name for the event was coined by Neil deGrasse Tyson who is the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History.
The phenomenon creates “a radiant glow of light across Manhattan’s brick and steel canyons … A rare and beautiful sight,” Tyson wrote on the planetarium’s website.
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