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Manhattanhenge

‘Manhattanhenge’ is a phenomenon that happens around summer solstice when the setting sun aligns with the east–west streets of the main street grid of Manhattan, New York City, resulting in a golden glow.

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson popularised the term, which was named after the similar event at Stonehenge. This year, it’ll occur on both 12 and 13 July at 8:20pm (EST)

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