Manhattanhenge meaning

(US) A circumstance which occurs twice a year, during which the setting sun aligns with the east–west streets of the main street grid in the borough of Manhattan in New York City.
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Origin of manhattanhenge

  • Coined in 2002 by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, from Manhattan and Stonehenge, the ancient English monument built in accordance with the sun's path.

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