Breath Taking Manhattanhenge of the Year
The spectacular event Manhattanhenge that occurs twice a year, offered a spectacular view to the New Yorkers. The evening of 12 July, was splendid sight when the sun set aligns perfectly with Manhattan's street grid. As the sun set on the grid, half of it placed above and half below the horizon. And this illuminates both the north and south of every cross street.
Wednesday was the coldest day in New York City in more than two weeks compared to 81 degrees on June 27. A partial episode of Manhattanhenge that converts New York into a Stonehenge-like sun dial can be viewed on the Thursday night. The streets were flooded with spectators trying to capture the sun burn up the horizon.
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The best way to watch Manhattanhenge is to get as far east as possible on one of the city's major cross streets, such as 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd or 57th streets, and look west toward New Jersey , says astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Hayden Planetarium website.
It is believed that the temperatures will increase on Thursday to 90s that will remain constant for the coming days.
According to Hayden Planetarium, the weather cooperated. It was a clear day resulting in the effect of Manhattanhenge a "radiant glow of light" across the skyscrapers and buildings.
Wall street Journal reports that, every single day in July has been warmer than average at Central Park, leading to a month that is currently running a nearly six degree fever. Should the heat continue at this pace, Greater New York is almost a lock to record a shocking 7th consecutive warmest 12 month period on record - moving one step closer in making 2012 as the warmest calendar year in city history.
Manhattanhenge may just be an exclusive urban experience in the world.