by NBC News – Manhattanhenge is the time of the year when the rays of the setting sun perfectly align with New York City’s street grid. Here’s the top five places in the city to watch and grab the perfect photo.
By Nikon Camera – Every photographer knows taking the perfect photo requires being in the right place at the right time. Nowhere is this truer than during the rare opportunity of Manhattanhenge, the unique phenomenon that occurs twice a year around the summer solstice in NYC.
“It’s all about location,” says Singapore-based photographer Javan Ng, “for Manhattanhenge, you have to be on the city street grid.”
Specifically, during Manhattanhenge (a reference to Stonehenge in England) the setting sun is aligned perfectly with the east-west street grid of Manhattan.
Indeed, it is such a unique event that only certain cities throughout the world are fortunate enough to experience a henge like it.