Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday Foto Friends ~ Manhattanhenge 2017

Next month New York City has the opportunity to experience what's known as Manhattanhenge. The phenomenal moment when the alignment of the sunset with Manhattan's grid. This will happen July 12, at 8:20 p.m. E.D.T. and July 13, at 8:21 p.m. E.D.T.




One of two days when the sunset is exactly aligned with the grid of streets in Manhattan. Clear cross streets include 14th, 23rd, 34th. 42nd, 57th, and several streets adjacent to them. The street grid for most of Manhattan is rotated 29° clockwise from true east-west. Thus, when the many pedestrians that show up for this, line the street  (and take photos)  and look down the center line of the street westward towards New Jersey and the Hudson River, they can see the full solar disk slightly above the horizon and in between the profiles of the buildings. The most popular spots are 42nd Street, with its flashing signs, as well as 57th, 34th, 23rd and 14th Streets. There you will see people bobbing in and out of the crosswalk, hoping to snap the perfect sunset. Because you have to be in the middle of the street to see Manhattanhenge, remember that safety comes first.

I wish I was there to be able to see it. But I can only see it in photos. If you're interested in joining the Friday Foto Friends you can visit Debbie by clicking on her name. Until next time dear friends have a lovely and blessed weekend.

11 comments:

  1. Hi Toni, That must be an awesome sight. When I was in NY we stayed near the corner of 35th and Lexington. I was only in the city for 3 days, but we saw a lot. I still have to pictures linked at my Site Map. It is when I went on a New England cruise with my parents back in 2008. We are doing work at our house now and I added a few pictures at my blog. I hope you can stop by. Hugs

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  2. Beautiful sunsets - I've only been to NYC twice and never thought of watching the sun set in the city.

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  3. Good morning Toni! Great photos! I saw a documentary of Manhattenhenge, and other phenoms like this around the world! So amazing! I too wish I could see it in person! We do live in a wonderful world! Happy Friday my friend!

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  4. Oh, how cool is that. smiles. Have a great day friend...I guess summer is upon us here in western NY, sigh.

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  5. Beautiful, I'm sure it is more pretty in person.

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  6. Oh, my word, that's just awesome!!! Thanks so much for sharing the pics. I'd like to see it "in person", too!

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  7. That is amazing! I wish you could see it in person. It must be quite a sight! Have a great day.

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  8. Wonderful photo!
    It might be worth a trip into the city on one of those days to see this. It really isn't that long a trip for me.
    when I was a kid I was 20 minute drive into the city. Its very quick now by water taxi but that is sooooo expensive!
    Train is only an hour though and since my daughter works in the city it might be nice to go in a meet her for this. Hmm...
    Happy Friday Toni!

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  9. WoW! I have never heard of this, how interesting. Hope you have a great weekend.

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  10. It makes you wonder if they had this in mind when the city was built. What a fantastic phenomenon.

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