Manhattanhenge is a two day event that only happens twice a year in New York City when the setting sun perfectly aligns with the street grid.
According to Neil deGrasse Tyson “True, some municipalities have streets named for the Sun, like Sunrise Highway on Long Island and the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. But these roads are not perfectly straight. And the few times a year when the Sun aligns with one of their stretches of road, all you get is stalled traffic solar glare temporarily blinds drivers.
So Manhattanhenge may just be a unique urban phenomenon in the world, if not the universe.”
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