‘Manhattanhenge’: Photographers flock to capture solar phenomenon – BBC News
Crowds of photographers have gathered in carefully selected spots in New York to witness a stunning sight known as “Manhattanhenge”.
On Wednesday night, at 20:12 local time, all east-west streets on the city’s grid system were spectacularly illuminated by the setting sun.
The event happens twice a year and sees the sun framed perfectly by New York’s towering skyscrapers.
It is hugely popular on social media where people share their best pictures.
The name “Manhattanhenge” was coined by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson in 1996.
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