New Yorkers Witness a "Moonhattanhenge"
Monday, July 14, 2014 | 12 months ago
For the second time this summer, the Manhattanhenge phenomenon -- where the sunset lines up with the east-west street grid of Manhattan -- took place. And just like in May, clouds nearly ruined the event as New Yorkers stood around waiting for the sun to go down, cameras in-hand. There was also a bit of a Moonhattanhenge -- a newly coined term by Jackie Faherty, an astronomer at the American Museum of Natural History in New York -- because of Saturday's Super Moon.
Photos shot on 79th between Columbus and Amsterdam, at 34th and 1st Avenue, and of the Tudor City overpass, by Leah Kozak for the Village Voice.
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