In May we saw the year's first Manhattanhenge, and now the sun will align with our city once again. Actually, twice again. Someone please alert Sarah Jessica Parker.
Sometime around 8:20 p.m. tonight (full sun on the grid) and tomorrow night (half sun on the grid) the sun will streak into our streets just perfectly. It will align precisely with the Manhattan street grid, "illuminating both the north and south sides of every cross street of the borough's grid."
Once again, a reminder on viewing this phenomena (made famous by Neil deGrasse Tyson, who coined the term) from the Museum of Natural History: "For best effect, position yourself as far east in Manhattan as possible. But ensure that when you look west across the avenues you can still see New Jersey. Clear cross streets include 14th, 23rd, 34th. 42nd, 57th, and several streets adjacent to them. The Empire State building and the Chrysler building render 34th street and 42nd streets especially striking vistas." Just get to where you're going early:
This all coincides with Phish's return to NYC—they kick off the first of three nights on Randall's Island tonight. Coincidence? Yeah, probably. But a good excuse for some Gamehendge anyway: