'Manhattanhenge' dazzles New York at sunset

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July 12 (UPI) -- Residents of New York City captured photos and video as Monday night's sunset aligned with the street grid of Manhattan in a phenomenon known as "Manhattanhenge."

Manhattanhenge, which was dubbed as such by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson as a take on Britain's Stonehenge, created a spectacle Monday evening as the setting sun lowered in perfect alignment with the streets of Manhattan.


Tuesday night's sunset will feature a similar spectacle.

Manhattanhenge occurs four times a year, twice in the spring and twice in the summer. Tuesday evening's sunset will mark the last of the year.

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