15 Fascinating Sunset Pictures in New York August 12 2014
There is nothing like seeing the sun spreading its light like an enormous fire through the building canyons, the streets of midtown Manhattan. The red light glows with the ferocity of a supernova forcing its rays onto the urban jungle.
Twice a year a natural spectacle takes place the so called Manhattanhenge. This semiannual occurrence in which the setting sun aligns with the east–west streets of the main street grid in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. The term is derived from Stonehenge, at which the sun aligns with the stones on the solstices. It was coined in 2002 by Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist who is the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History.