'Manhattanhenge' effect set to dazzle New Yorkers5/28/2012
Twice a year, the sun sets exquisitely between Manhattan's skyscrapers, creating an effect dubbed "Manhattanhenge." The giddying, thread-the-needle, manmade/celestial effect is a modern version of the solar alignment more deliberately employed at Stonehenge. Manhattanhenge usually occurs at the end of May and again at the beginning of July. (July 12 this year, to be specific.) Locals also refer to the phenomenon as the "Manhattan solstices," though many likely use more colorful language to describe the traffic stoppage created by dozens of people wandering in the streets, trying to capture the perfect photo.
What's your favorite celestial show?