July 6th, 2007

LIC Sundial & ‘Manhattanhenge’

Posted in EVENTS, NYC by Heidi

Twice a year, in May and July, the sunset can be seen directly across Manhattan, down the middle of any crosstown street. This year the dates are May 30th and July 13–one week from today (although the general phenomena can be seen one or two days on either side).

The LIC Sundial’s gnomon is positioned directly across from 53rd street (as pictured here in June 25th post), which could set up some interesting eclipse-esque action next week. Here’s a diagram:

LIC Sundial - Manhattanhenge

More on Manhattanhenge:

Hayden Planetarium’s description, post on BLDG/BLOG, flckr photos tagged ‘manhattanhenge.’

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  1. Long Island City Sundial » Manhattanhenge 2008 says:

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