Hayden Planetarium Programs

Manhattanhenge

July 12, 2016

Sunset looking down 34th Street. One of two days when the sunset is exactly aligned with the grid of streets in Manhattan. Copyright © 2001, Neil deGrasse Tyson

Sunset looking down 34th Street. One of two days when the sunset is exactly aligned with the grid of streets in Manhattan.

Copyright © 2001, Neil deGrasse Tyson


As the Sun sets on July 12, it will be aligned with Manhattan's east-west numbered streets, creating cinema-worthy photo opportunities of Manhattan's brick-and-steel canyons. Astrophysicist Jackie Faherty will be your guide to the history and astronomy behind this fascinating phenomenon in a special presentation at the Hayden Planetarium.  

Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.