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Published on May 28, 2014

In 2014, Manhattanhenge will be on May 29-30 and July 11-12. Find out more info on the American Museum of Natural History's site: http://www.amnh.org/our-research/hayd....

Twice a year, the sunset lines up with New York City's street grid -- making for spectacular views. Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York, identified the cosmic event over a decade ago and coined it Manhattanhenge. In this video from 2009, we watched the sun from 42nd Street, along with about 50 other astronomical enthusiasts.

Music by SYNTHAR.
Production assistance from Laura Pelcher.
Shot and produced by Flora Lichtman.

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