Manhattanhenge, documented

On this weekend a year ago I wrote about Manhattanhenge, the twice-annual phenomenon of the sun setting directly down the streets of Manhattan. Last night, out for dinner with friends, we noticed people stopped in a crosswalk, looking down the street at the burning disc at the horizon, and I was able to explain the significance of the coolness we saw. I also took photos.

Update 6/1/09: An earlier version of this post said Manhattanhenge happens once in spring and once in fall. In reality, as I just learned here, it happens twice in spring. New Yorkers will see the same sight again in under two weeks, on June 11 and 12.

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