Instagrammers couldn’t get enough of the celestial phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge Friday evening despite disappointing conditions.
Manhattanhenge fans were saddened by the weather’s impact on the typically voluminous sun, but that didn’t stop crowds from blocking intersections.
Years ago when Neil deGrasse Tyson first discovered the cosmic positioning (he coined the term Manhattanhenge after Stonehenge), he was alone in the middle of the street taking photos of a glowing orb squeezed between rows of tall buildings. Now droves of people flock to capture the scene.
If you missed this Manhattanhenge, or were unhappy with the cloudy conditions, don’t fret. On Saturday, the phenomenon will repeat again at 8:12 p.m. ET and twice more this year on July 12 and 13 around 8:20 p.m. ET, according to the American Museum of Natural History. Read more…