NYC Sunset

Manhattan Sunset

Manhattan Solstice

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!

The Perfect Sunset
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.