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Manhattanhenge: New York's solar phenomenon

New Yorkers have witnessed "Manhattanhenge", a solar phenomenon during which all east-west streets on the city's grid system are spectacularly illuminated by the setting sun.

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson coined the term in 1996, inspired by its likeness to Stonehenge, where the sun aligns with concentric circles of vertical stones on each of the solstices.

  • 14 Jul 2014
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