On May 29th I trekked into New York City for “Manhattanhenge”. A twice year event first commented on by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson comparing it to Stonehenge. I had emailed Dr. Tyson (7-14-07) when I spotted his photo on the Astronomy photo of the day page (NASA website) and he told me where he took it. So I headed to that spot and was surrounded by people. Since Dr. Tyson first mentioned Manhattanhenge all those years ago, it has become a New York event with crowds gathering and standing in the middle of the road. (Guess they forgot people get run over in the city.) As you know, the day started out beautiful. Not a cloud in the sky. Then at 7:30PM I spotted a wisp of a cloud and, after standing for 3 hours (you can’t leave your spot), I felt the “uh-oh” moment. Sure enough, the sun was blocked. So I present my “Sun Hiding Behind the Clouds Manhattanhenge”.
Radio City Music Hall, New York City.
It’s a busy 6th Avenue during the holidays.
…and into the sky.
In New York City.
A view of the iconic Flatiron Building in Manhattan, New York City.
A high view of New York City skyscrapers.
The World Trade Center, sometime in the 1970’s.
In the background, you can see the Empire State Building.
Photographed using a Yashica Twin Lens Reflex with color film.
Image scanned and converted to black and white.
The Flatiron Building in New York City is usually
photographed in the front.
This is a view of the famous icon from the rear.