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Advice from Neil DeGrasse Tyson on the Best Place to Watch ‘Manhattanhenge’

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A 2011 view of 'Manhattanhenge' from 34th Street, Neil deGrasse Tyson's favorite vantage point (Getty Images)

Twice a year, the sun sets exactly in line with the cross streets of Manhattan, illuminating both the north and south sides of the street at the exact same time. They call it "Manhattanhenge," and if you manage to see it, you'll have the rare opportunity to witness the "juxtaposition of city life with cosmic life," says astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium, in this 2005 interview with WNYC. Here's where he recommends witnessing the magic. 

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Comments [2]

SDA from Manhattan

Please remind me, which two days? Blessings Professor DeGrasse for keeping us grounded ...

May. 30 2014 12:51 PM
S from Harlem

Too much to ask which two days?

May. 29 2014 08:09 PM

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