PICS: The mystery and magic of Manhattanhenge

2014-07-14 15:08
Twice a year the setting sun aligns perfectly with the grid of east-west streets of the main street grid in Manhattan, New York, making for a rather spectacular site as the city practically catches alight.  

Known as Manhattanhenge – named for a similar occurrence that takes place during solstices at Stonehenge in the UK – the spectacle draws thousands of New Yorkers into the streets to appreciate the unique sunset and capture it on camera.

Usually taking place sometime at the end of May and then again sometime in the beginning of June, the event happened this weekend once more, sending social media buzzing with breathtaking shots.  

As if the Supermoon wasn’t enough!

We checked out our Instagram feed to see what people had been posting.  

Have a look below and don’t even pretend like you aren’t amazed!

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