The "Manhattan Solstice" is when the sun is set in perfect alignment with Manhattan's "grid" street pattern. If you stand on any street that runs perfectly east-west, you can see a magnificent sunset!
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Saturday, May 27, 2006
Manhattan Solstice. And it purports to be one of the most magnificent, scintillating, eye-catching displays of one of my favorite things in the world: sunshine!
On May 28, at 8:10 PM (EST), the Sun's rays will fall exactly parallel to the Manhattan skyline. Provided you are somewhere that has a clear, unobstructed view of the New Jersey horizon, you'll be able to see the sun cross every cross-street in Manhattan. How beautiful!
Clearly these words do the coming experience it no justice. I apologize. Studying for the bar is soaking up every ounce of creativity left in my brain--which is close to naught--after having endured law school. So please. Check it out if you can. And if you can't make Sunday, just stop for a minute on any other day and . . . while smelling the roses . . . appreciate that this tiny 13-mile long city is operating to artistically interpret light from a fireball that is more than 93 million miles away.
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