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« on: May 27, 2016, 11:01:53 PM »
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USA Today Network Ashley May, USA TODAY 5:23 p.m. EDT May 27, 2016

      
Manhattanhenge: Your views of NYC's coolest sunset

Manhattanhenge is back. Take a look at past and present photos of the dramatic event, and be sure to submit your own photos and videos to USA TODAY's Your Take at yourtake.usatoday.com.  Stan Honda, AFP/Getty Images
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(Photo: Jared Kay, Your Take)

Like your cousin with the tiny house, the sunís location is always changing.

Thatís why four times a year, New Yorkers and anyone with an artsy Instagram page freak out about Manhattanhenge, when the sun lines up exactly with Manhattanís street grid and the city is enveloped in a radiant glow.

The phenomenon occurs "when the setting sun aligns precisely with the Manhattan street grid, creating a radiant glow of light across Manhattan's brick and steel canyons, simultaneously illuminating both the north and south sides of every cross street of the borough's grid," writes Neil deGrasse Tyson, head of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City.

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You can see a half sunset at 8:12 p.m. May 29 and a full sunset at 8:12 p.m. Memorial Day. Canít make it this weekend? Manhattanhenge happens again July 11 and 12, when the American Museum of Natural History will host a session on the phenomenonís history. Tickets are $15. Get details here.

Want to soak up the rays? Go as far east as possible in Manhattan. The The Empire State building and the Chrysler building areas provide great views.

New York isn't the only city that celebrates this event, there's Chicagohenge, Bostonhenge, Phillyhenge, Torontothenge and Montrealhenge.
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Re: Manhattanhenge
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2016, 11:05:49 PM »
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Re: Manhattanhenge
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2016, 10:46:28 AM »


If that's real & not phonyshopped , DUDE THAT'S WICKED  :evil4:
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You donít know what it is but its there, like a splinter in your mind

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Re: Manhattanhenge
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2016, 05:53:02 PM »

If that's real & not phonyshopped , DUDE THAT'S WICKED  :evil4:

Impossible to tell for sure, it would be an EZ one to phonyshop.

However, it probably is real, done with a very long lens because it is extremely foreshortened.  Also probably a polarizing filter.

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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2016, 06:15:54 PM »

If that's real & not phonyshopped , DUDE THAT'S WICKED  :evil4:

Impossible to tell for sure, it would be an EZ one to phonyshop.

However, it probably is real, done with a very long lens because it is extremely foreshortened.  Also probably a polarizing filter.

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All I can find are camera smudges of rogue planets  :evil4:
I know exactly what you mean. Let me tell you why youíre here. Youíre here because you know something. What you know you canít explain, but you feel it. Youíve felt it your entire life, that thereís something wrong with the world.
You donít know what it is but its there, like a splinter in your mind