Twice a year, the sunset lines up with New York City’s street grid—making for spectacular views. Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York, identified the cosmic event over a decade ago and coined it Manhattanhenge. Last weekend was the first Manhattanhenge of 2009—we watched the sun from 42nd street, along with about 50 other astronomical enthusiasts.
Music by SYNTHAR. Production assistance from Laura Pelcher. Shot and produced by Flora Lichtman.