Monday, May 27, 2019

Manhattanhenge 2019: the sun is also a star

[Photo on 14th Street from July 2016 by @WonderlandNYC]

ICYMI: Here are your clip-and-save Manhattanhenge dates for 2019...

• Wednesday, May 29 at 8:13 p.m., you will see a “half sun” — half above and half below the landscape.
• Thursday, May 30th at 8:12 p.m., you will see a “full sun,” with the entire solar disk resting above the horizon.

If you’ll miss out in May, then you’ll get a second chance in July:

• Thursday, July 11 at 8:20 p.m. (full sun)
• Friday, July 12 at 8:21 p.m. EDT (half sun)

Manhattanhenge occurs when the setting sun aligns with the numbered streets that run east and west on the city grid. Here's a quickie video explainer for more:

And as Gothamist reported, this year's Manhattanhenge news release via the American Museum of Natural History doesn't make any mention of Neil deGrasse Tyson, the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium who coined the term.

While the Museum has kept quiet on the matter, last year Tyson's name hit the headlines when he was accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women.

The Museum said it was investigating the accusations, though it hasn't released any further information.

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