NEW YORK – This year’s final Manhattanhenge, a term astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson coined to describe the setting sun framed by New York high-rises, delighted skygazers Monday and Tuesday, according to The Associated Press. During the phenomenon, which peaks three weeks before and three weeks after the summer solstice, the sun lines up with Manhattan’s east-west streets, the news agency reported.
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2006: Pedestrians stop to look as the sun sets creating a modern-day "Stonehenge effect" along Manhattan streets May 28, 2006, in New York City. The effect is created when the setting sun lines up exactly with Manhattan’s cross streets, creating an ethereal glow down the island’s concrete canyons.
2006: The sun sets creating a modern-day "Stonehenge effect" along Manhattan streets May 28, 2006, in New York City. The effect is created when the setting sun lines up exactly with Manhattan’s cross streets, creating an ethereal glow down the island’s concrete canyons.
2011: The sun is seen as it sets between Manhattan buildings on 42nd Street during a phenomenon known as "Manhattanhenge," Wednesday, July 13, 2011, in New York City.
2012: The sun sets through the middle of buildings on 42nd Street in New York’s Manhattan borough, during a phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge, Wednesday, July 11, 2012.
2013: The sun sets along 42nd Street in Manhattan during an annual phenomenon known as "Manhattanhenge," when the sun aligns perfectly with the city’s transit grid, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in New York.
2014: The sun sets down 34th Street in New York during the annual Manhattanhenge in New York, July 12, 2014.
2016: A view of the "Manhattanhenge" sunset from Hunter’s Point South Park, July 11, 2016, in the Queens borough of New York City.
2018: S. Pellegrino hosts the first-of-its-kind Manhattanhenge viewing celebration high above the streets of New York on July 12, 2018, in New York City.
2019: People take pictures of the sun setting over Manhattan on 42nd Street during the so-called "Manhattanhenge" on July 12, 2019, in New York City.
2020: People view a Manhattanhenge sunrise along 42nd street in New York’s Manhattan borough on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, as viewed from Weehawken, N.J.
2022: The Manhattanhenge sunset is seen from East 42nd Street, Monday, July 11, 2022, in New York.