Manhattanhenge: May 28

From Gothamist:ManhattanHenge!

Manhattan-what? Here, let's let the director of the Hayden Planetarium explain:

"Next Sunday and on July 13, the sun will fully illuminate every Manhattan cross street (not the curved or angled ones) on the street grid during the last 15 minutes of daylight, and it will set on each street's center line. The sight is breathtaking."

You know, of course, what the longterm effect will be? Centuries from now, puzzled archaeologists will conclude that ancient Manhattanites worshipped the sun; devotion was displayed in the common "Mystic" tans, and the city was laid out on a celestial grid. The festival known as "May Two-Four-Plus-Four" was the holiest of days.

Of course.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.