Manhattanhenge May 2012
posted May 10, 2012 6:21 PM RSS | iCal | +googleCal
Tue May 29 at 6:30 PM, Shake Shack, Madison Square Park (then 23rd Street & Avenue tbd)
Madison Square Park, 10 Madison Ave, New York, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
Manhattanhenge is nigh upon us, time to gather and watch the sunset between the skyscrapers of NYC. The meetup starting point will be at Shake Shack in Madison Square Park (23rd St & Madison) after 6pm. Once we have a quorum of mefites, we can decide when & how far East we want to be at sunset (8:17pm)
Manhattanhenge (the days when the setting sun aligns perfectly with the North/South NYC Avenues) May 2012 will be on Tuesday 5/29 @ 8:17pm and Wednesday 5/30 @ 8:25pm. Per Neil deGrasse Tyson 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.
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