Thursday, January 8, 2015

Photo Of The Day

Incredible shot of Manhattan by Michael Huitt.
Titled: Manhattanhenge

Michael writes: 
Twice a year, New Yorkers get a chance to experience “Manhattanhenge”, the occurrence where the setting sun aligns perfectly with east-west streets.

The term is derived from Stonehenge in the UK, where the sun aligns with the huge circular formation of stones on the solstices. The “Manhattanhenge” name was popularized in 2002 by Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History.