Don't worry, that is not an explosion in Midtown you see before you! Nope, just the sun rising over 56th Street this morning as captured by Melissa Murphy. Which is not to say that seeing the thumbnail on our contribute page we didn't do a double-take! You can blame the sunrise-version of Manhattanhenge for the effect. Bummed you missed it? The next Manhattanhenge sunset should come this year around May 28.

Anybody else get a shot of Manhattanhenge this morning? Send it to or tag it "gothamist" on flickr.