There are two days a year when the Sun sets in exact alignment with the Manhattan city grid, fully illuminating every single cross-street for the last fifteen minutes of daylight. The first was May 30, but the second is July 13th. I just learned about the phenomenon of Manhattan-henge and all I can say is “Wow!”

2008 UPDATE: The dates to experience the glory of Manhattan-henge in 2008 are May 28 and July 12.

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.